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SF 1202

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/27/2015 09:41am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a task force to identify evidence-based
and evidence-informed solutions to reduce children's exposure to adverse
childhood experiences.

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

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD TRAUMA-INFORMED POLICY
AND PRACTICES.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall establish
and appoint a task force on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and
preventive and trauma-informed policy and practices consisting of the following members:
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new text begin (1) the commissioners of human services, public safety, health, and education or the
commissioners' designees;
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new text begin (2) two members representing law enforcement with expertise in juvenile justice;
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new text begin (3) two members representing county social services agencies;
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new text begin (4) four members representing racial and ethnic minority groups most impacted
by ACES in Minnesota;
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new text begin (5) two members representing tribal social services providers;
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new text begin (6) two members with expertise in prekindergarten through grade 12 education;
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new text begin (7) three licensed health care professionals with expertise in the neurobiology of
childhood development representing public health, mental health, and primary health;
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new text begin (8) one member representing family service or children's mental health collaboratives;
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new text begin (9) two parents or caregivers from racial and ethnic minority groups most impacted
by ACES in Minnesota;
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new text begin (10) two ombudspersons from the Minnesota Office of Ombudsperson for Families;
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new text begin (11) the chief executive officer of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota; and
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new text begin (12) representatives of any other group the commissioner of human services
considers appropriate to facilitate the goals and duties of the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall provide meeting space,
support staff, and administrative services for the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force shall perform the following duties:
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new text begin (1) engage human services, education, public health, juvenile justice, and the
criminal justice systems in the creation of trauma-informed policy and practices in each of
these systems to prevent adverse childhood experiences from occurring and support the
health and well-being of all families; and
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new text begin (2) identify social determinants of health and well-being and recommend solutions
to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the state.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The task force shall submit a report on the result of its study and
any policy recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over health and human services, public safety,
judiciary, and education by January 15, 2016.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The task force expires upon submission of the report required
under subdivision 4.
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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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