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SF 4093

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

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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. LEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP ON EARLY CHILDHOOD
PROGRAMS.

Subdivision 1.

Membership; chair.

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

(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

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

(b) Appointing authorities must make appointments by August 1, 2018.

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

(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.

Subd. 2.

Duties.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 3.

Administration.

The Legislative Coordinating Commission must provide
technical and administrative assistance to the working group upon request.

Subd. 4.

Recommendations; report.

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.

Subd. 5.

Expiration.

The working group expires January 16, 2019.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2018.

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