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HF 827

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/10/2015 07:57am

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A bill for an act
relating to children; extending the Task Force on the Protection of Children.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN;
EXTENSION.
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new text begin (a) The Task Force on the Protection of Children, created by Executive Order 14-15
on September 22, 2014, and scheduled to expire on March 31, 2015, shall be extended
until March 31, 2016.
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new text begin (b) Current legislative members of the task force shall serve as cochairs.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of education shall appoint a member to serve on the task force.
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new text begin (d) The task force shall continue to review the child protection system, may examine
issues related to adverse child experiences, and shall:
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new text begin (1) identify issues and current practices that need improvement in order to protect
children;
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new text begin (2) focus on practices and issues that result in out-of-home placement of children,
especially children of color, in order to reduce the incidence of out-of-home placement;
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new text begin (3) focus on issues presented by runaway youth and youth who are pushed out of
their homes and the services needed to protect these youth; and
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new text begin (4) identify the needs of children who are identified by schools as at-risk.
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new text begin (e) The task force shall evaluate the effects of any statutory changes made by the
2015 legislature.
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new text begin (f) The task force shall issue a preliminary report and recommendations to the
legislature, the governor, and the public by September 30, 2015, and a final report and
recommendations by March 31, 2016.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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