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SF 3596

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/03/2022 11:32am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; appropriating money for a grant to Reach Out and Read
Minnesota program.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; REACH OUT AND READ MINNESOTA PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education in the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reach Out and Read Minnesota. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to support Reach Out and
Read Minnesota to establish a statewide plan that encourages early childhood development
through a network of health care clinics:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2023
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new text begin (b) The grant recipient must develop and implement a plan that includes:
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new text begin (1) integrating children's books and parent education into well-child visits;
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new text begin (2) creating literacy-rich environments at clinics, including books for visits outside of
Reach Out and Read Minnesota parameters or for waiting room use or volunteer readers to
model read-aloud techniques for parents where possible;
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new text begin (3) working with public health clinics, federally qualified health centers, tribal sites,
community health centers, and clinics that belong to health care systems, as well as
independent clinics in underserved areas; and
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new text begin (4) training medical professionals on speaking with parents of infants, toddlers, and
preschoolers on the importance of early literacy.
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new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2024 is $250,000. The base for fiscal year 2025 is $250,000.
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new text begin (d) The plan must be fully implemented on a statewide basis by 2029.
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