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SF 3148

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 07/13/2018 02:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; requiring the commissioner to update the 2007
legislative report on runaway and homeless youth.

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

Section 1. new text begin2018 REPORT TO LEGISLATURE ON RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS
YOUTH.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Report development. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall update
the information in the 2007 legislative report on runaway and homeless youth. In developing
the updated report, the commissioner must use existing data, studies, and analysis provided
by state, county, and other entities including:
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new text begin (1) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency analysis on housing availability;
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new text begin (2) Minnesota state plan to end homelessness;
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new text begin (3) continuum of care counts of youth experiencing homelessness and assessments as
provided by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-required coordinated
entry systems;
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new text begin (4) biannual Department of Human Services report on the Homeless Youth Act;
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new text begin (5) Wilder Research homeless study;
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new text begin (6) Voices of Youth Count sponsored by Hennepin County; and
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new text begin (7) privately funded analysis, including:
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new text begin (i) nine evidence-based principles to support youth in overcoming homelessness;
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new text begin (ii) return on investment analysis conducted for YouthLink by Foldes Consulting; and
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new text begin (iii) evaluation of Homeless Youth Act resources conducted by Rainbow Research.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Key elements; due date. new text end

new text begin (a) The report must include three key elements where
significant learning has occurred in the state since the 2007 report, including:
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new text begin (1) unique causes of youth homelessness;
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new text begin (2) targeted responses to youth homelessness, including significance of positive youth
development as fundamental to each targeted response; and
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new text begin (3) recommendations based on existing reports and analysis on what it will take to end
youth homelessness.
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new text begin (b) To the extent data is available, the report must include:
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new text begin (1) general accounting of the federal and philanthropic funds leveraged to support
homeless youth activities;
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new text begin (2) general accounting of the increase in volunteer responses to support youth
experiencing homelessness; and
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new text begin (3) data-driven accounting of geographic areas or distinct populations that have gaps in
service or are not yet served by homeless youth responses.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of human services shall consult with and incorporate the expertise
of community-based providers of homeless youth services and other expert stakeholders to
complete the report. The commissioner shall submit the report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over youth homelessness
by December 15, 2018.
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