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SF 578

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 06/06/2012 11:57am

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring Department of Human Services to issue a
request for proposals for an integrated online eligibility and application portal for
food support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs.

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

Section 1. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS; COMBINED ONLINE
APPLICATION.

(a) The commissioner of human services shall issue a request for proposals for a
contract to implement an integrated online eligibility and application portal for food
support, cash assistance, child care, and health care programs. The request for proposals
must require that the system recommended and implemented by the contractor:

(1) streamline eligibility determination and case processing in the state to support
statewide eligibility processing;

(2) enable interested persons to determine their eligibility for each program, and to
apply for programs online in a manner such that the applicant will be asked only those
questions that relate to the programs the person is applying for;

(3) leverage technology that has been operational in production in other similar
state environments; and

(4) include Web-based application and worker application processing support and
opportunity for expansion.

(b) Based on responses to the request for proposals, the commissioner shall enter
into a contract for the services specified in paragraph (a) by October 1, 2011. The contract
must incorporate a performance-based vendor financing option whereby the vendor shares
in the risk of the project's success.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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