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SF 310

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 08/17/2015 02:32pm

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; creating a working group on violence against Asian
women and children; requiring a report with findings and recommendations to
the legislature; appropriating money for the working group on violence against
Asian women and children.

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

Section 1. new text beginWORKING GROUP ON VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN WOMEN
AND CHILDREN.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioners of human services, health,
and public safety, and the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, in collaboration, shall
create a multidisciplinary working group to address violence against Asian women and
children by July 1, 2015.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin The working group. new text end

new text begin The commissioners of human services, health, and
public safety, and the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, shall appoint 15 members
representing the following groups to participate in the working group:
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new text begin (1) advocates;
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new text begin (2) survivors;
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new text begin (3) service providers;
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new text begin (4) community leaders;
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new text begin (5) city and county attorneys;
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new text begin (6) city officials;
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new text begin (7) law enforcement; and
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new text begin (8) health professionals.
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new text begin At least eight of the members of the working group must be from the Asian-Pacific
Islander community.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The working group must:
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new text begin (1) study the nature, scope, and prevalence of violence against Asian women and
children in Minnesota, including domestic violence, trafficking, international abusive
marriage, stalking, sexual assault, and other violence;
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new text begin (2) review the criminal justice system's responses to violence against Asian women;
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new text begin (3) evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of existing support programs;
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new text begin (4) conduct a needs assessment of culturally and linguistically appropriate programs
and interventions;
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new text begin (5) identify barriers in delivering services to Asian women and children;
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new text begin (6) identify promising prevention and intervention strategies in addressing violence
against Asian women and children;
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new text begin (7) propose mechanisms to collect and monitor data on violence against Asian
women and children; and
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new text begin (8) provide expenditure estimates for the programs, where they are available.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall designate one member
to serve as chair of the working group.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The chair shall convene the first meeting by August 10, 2015.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Compensation; expense reimbursement. new text end

new text begin Members of the working group
will be compensated and reimbursed for expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
15.059, subdivision 3.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2017, the working group must submit its
recommendations and any draft legislation necessary to implement those recommendations
to the commissioners of human services, health, and public safety and the Council on
Asian-Pacific Minnesotans. The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans shall submit a
report of findings and recommendations to the chair and ranking minority members of the
committees in the house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over health and
human services and public safety by February 15, 2017.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The working group on violence against Asian women and children
sunsets the day after the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans submits the report under
subdivision 7.
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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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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $500,000 in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of human services for the working group on violence against Asian women
and children.
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