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SF 1134

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:35pm

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; establishing a parental leave work group; requiring a
report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginPARENTAL LEAVE WORK GROUP.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Composition of work group. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall
establish, appoint, and convene a parental leave work group consisting of 15 members who
provide equal representation from:
new text end

new text begin (1) single, married, and divorced working parents from the metro area and greater
Minnesota;
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new text begin (2) families with one parent who works and one parent who does not work;
new text end

new text begin (3) employers with different types of parental leave programs, including no parental
leave program; and
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new text begin (4) professionals with expertise in child psychology, child development, or family
counseling.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services or the commissioner's designee
must convene the initial meeting of the parental leave work group. The parental leave work
group shall meet on a regular basis to perform the following duties:
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new text begin (1) review and report on the needs of working parents and their children for parental
leave throughout the state of Minnesota;
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new text begin (2) review and report on the type, frequency, sufficiency, and impact of child care services
utilized by working parents under existing parental leave programs;
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new text begin (3) review and report on the types of parenting arrangements families develop to meet
their parenting needs, including stay-at-home parents, shared parenting time arrangements,
reliance on extended family or friends as caretakers, and use of child care services, including
in-home and out-of-home care;
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new text begin (4) establish, review, and report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over parental and family leave a list of program
guidelines and criteria which the advisory task force considers essential to providing an
effective parental leave program to working parents throughout the state of Minnesota;
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new text begin (5) make recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over parental and family leave on priorities for developing
parental leave programs; and
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new text begin (6) establish statewide outcomes to address the needs of working parents and their
children.
new text end

new text begin (b) The parental leave work group expires June 30, 2021, or upon submission of the
report required under this subdivision.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of human services for the parental leave work group established
in section 1.
new text end