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SF 4093

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/18/2018 08:33am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing a legislative working group on early childhood
programs.

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

Section 1. new text beginLEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP ON EARLY CHILDHOOD
PROGRAMS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership; chair. new text end

new text begin (a) The legislative working group on early childhood
programs shall consist of eight members as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) four members of the house of representatives, two members appointed by the speaker
of the house and two members appointed by the house minority leader; and
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the senate, two members appointed by the senate majority leader
and two members appointed by the senate minority leader.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appointing authorities must make appointments by August 1, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority for the vacated position must fill the
vacancy.
new text end

new text begin (d) The speaker and the majority leader shall each designate one working group member
from their respective body to serve as chair. The chair shall rotate after each meeting. The
person appointed as chair by the senate majority leader shall convene the first meeting of
the working group by September 15, 2018.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The working group must study each of the key facts and findings
and recommendations made by the legislative auditor in its April 2018 evaluation report on
early childhood programs.
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new text begin (b) The working group must solicit input from the commissioner of human services, the
commissioner of health, the commissioner of education, early childhood program providers,
families accessing services in Minnesota's early childhood programs, county and school
officials, and other interested stakeholders.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission must provide
technical and administrative assistance to the working group upon request.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Recommendations; report. new text end

new text begin The working group must issue a report to the
governor and chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over early childhood programs by January 15, 2019. The report must include
any draft legislation to make any recommended changes to the law to improve the
effectiveness of Minnesota's system of early childhood programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires January 16, 2019.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2018.
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