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SF 1730

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/13/2019 04:30pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; allowing homeless youth to obtain certain vital records without
paying fees; providing for Minnesota identification card issuance to homeless
youth; establishing a homeless youth state training and systems alignment task
force; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.212,
by adding a subdivision; 144.225, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 144.226,
by adding a subdivision; 171.06, by adding a subdivision; 171.07, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.212, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Homeless youth. new text end

new text begin "Homeless youth" has the meaning given in section 256K.45,
subdivision 1a.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.225, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Certified birth or death record.

(a) The state registrar or local issuance office
shall issue a certified birth or death record or a statement of no vital record found to an
individual upon the individual's proper completion of an attestation provided by the
commissioner andnew text begin, except as provided in subdivision 9,new text end payment of the required fee:

(1) to a person who has a tangible interest in the requested vital record. A person who
has a tangible interest is:

(i) the subject of the vital record;

(ii) a child of the subject;

(iii) the spouse of the subject;

(iv) a parent of the subject;

(v) the grandparent or grandchild of the subject;

(vi) if the requested record is a death record, a sibling of the subject;

(vii) the party responsible for filing the vital record;

(viii) the legal custodian, guardian or conservator, or health care agent of the subject;

(ix) a personal representative, by sworn affidavit of the fact that the certified copy is
required for administration of the estate;

(x) a successor of the subject, as defined in section 524.1-201, if the subject is deceased,
by sworn affidavit of the fact that the certified copy is required for administration of the
estate;

(xi) if the requested record is a death record, a trustee of a trust by sworn affidavit of
the fact that the certified copy is needed for the proper administration of the trust;

(xii) a person or entity who demonstrates that a certified vital record is necessary for the
determination or protection of a personal or property right, pursuant to rules adopted by the
commissioner; or

(xiii) an adoption agency in order to complete confidential postadoption searches as
required by section 259.83;

(2) to any local, state, or federal governmental agency upon request if the certified vital
record is necessary for the governmental agency to perform its authorized duties;

(3) to an attorney upon evidence of the attorney's license;

(4) pursuant to a court order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. For purposes
of this section, a subpoena does not constitute a court order; or

(5) to a representative authorized by a person under clauses (1) to (4).

(b) The state registrar or local issuance office shall also issue a certified death record to
an individual described in paragraph (a), clause (1), items (ii) to (viii), if, on behalf of the
individual, a licensed mortician furnishes the registrar with a properly completed attestation
in the form provided by the commissioner within 180 days of the time of death of the subject
of the death record. This paragraph is not subject to the requirements specified in Minnesota
Rules, part 4601.2600, subpart 5, item B.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.225, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Birth record or statement of no record found provided to homeless youth. new text end

new text begin (a)
The state registrar or a local registrar shall issue a birth record or statement of no record
found to the subject of the birth record who is a homeless youth without requiring the subject
of the birth record to pay the fees otherwise required under section 144.226. In order to
obtain a birth record or statement of no record found under this subdivision, the subject of
the birth record must submit to the state registrar or local registrar, the completed attestation
provided by the commissioner, a statement signed by the subject of the birth record that the
subject is a homeless youth, and a statement from an individual with knowledge of the
subject's housing status verifying that the subject is a homeless youth. An individual who
may provide a statement verifying that the subject of the birth record is a homeless youth
includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) an employee of a human services agency receiving public funding to provide services
to homeless youth or runaway youth, youth with mental illness, or youth with substance
use disorders;
new text end

new text begin (2) staff at a school who provide services to homeless youth or a school social worker;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) an attorney licensed to practice in the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) A subject of a birth record who is a homeless youth may obtain up to four birth
records or statements of no records found per year under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may assess an administrative penalty of up to $100 against an
individual if the commissioner determines the individual intentionally obtained or attempted
to obtain a birth record or statement of no record found under this subdivision but is not a
homeless youth. All penalties collected under this paragraph shall be deposited in the state
government special revenue fund in the state treasury.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.226, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Certain fees waived for homeless youth. new text end

new text begin A subject of a birth record who is
a homeless youth may obtain up to four birth records or statements of no records found per
year without paying the fees in subdivisions 1 and 3 to 6, provided the subject of the birth
record complies with the procedure in section 144.225, subdivision 9.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Identification card for homeless youth. new text end

new text begin (a) A homeless youth who meets the
requirements of this subdivision may obtain a noncompliant identification card,
notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (b) An applicant under this subdivision must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide the applicant's date of birth;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide the applicant's height in feet and inches, weight in pounds, and eye color;
new text end

new text begin (3) attest to residing in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) submit a statement signed by the applicant that the applicant is a homeless youth;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) submit a statement from an individual with knowledge of the applicant's housing
status verifying that the applicant is a homeless youth.
new text end

new text begin (c) An individual who may provide a verification statement under paragraph (b), clause
(5), includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) an employee of a human services agency receiving public funding to provide services
to homeless youth or runaway youth, youth with mental illness, or youth with substance
use disorders;
new text end

new text begin (2) staff at a school who provide services to homeless youth or a school social worker;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) an attorney licensed to practice in the state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Rules, parts 7410.0400 and 7410.0410, or successor rules, do not apply
for an application under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
application and issuance of Minnesota identification cards on and after January 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identification card; content and design; fee.

(a) Upon payment of the required
fee, the department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card.
The department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
driver's license, other than a limited license. The department may not issue an enhanced
identification card to an individual who is under 16 years of age, not a resident of this state,
or not a citizen of the United States of America. The card must bear: (1) a distinguishing
number assigned to the applicant; (2) a colored photograph or an electronically produced
image of the applicant; (3) the applicant's full name and date of birth; (4) either (i) the
licensee's residence address, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05; (5) a
description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; (6) the
usual signature of the applicant; and (7) designations and markings provided under this
section.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's residence
address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall provide
verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the
applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing
address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision,
the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence
address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota identification
card - not a driver's license."

(e) Except for an enhanced identification card or a noncompliant identification card, a
Minnesota identification card must bear a distinguishing indicator for compliance with
requirements of the REAL ID Act.

(f) A noncompliant identification card must:

(1) be marked "not for federal identification" on the face and in the machine-readable
portion; and

(2) have a unique design or color indicator.

(g) A Minnesota identification card issued to a person with temporary lawful status must
be marked "temporary" on the face and in the machine-readable portion.

(h) A Minnesota identification card must display the cardholder's full name or no fewer
than 39 characters of the name. Any necessary truncation must begin with the last character
of the middle name and proceed through the second letter of the middle name, followed by
the last character of the first name and proceeding through the second letter of the first name.

(i) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person who
is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a physically
disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with mental
illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

new text begin (j) For Minnesota identification card issuance to a homeless youth under section 171.06,
subdivision 7:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner must not impose a fee, a surcharge, or a filing fee under section
171.06, subdivision 2; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a driver's license agent must not impose a filing fee under section 171.061, subdivision
4.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
application and issuance of Minnesota identification cards on and after January 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginHOMELESS YOUTH STATE TRAINING AND SYSTEMS ALIGNMENT
TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; membership. new text end

new text begin (a) A homeless youth state training and systems
alignment task force is established to provide recommendations to the legislature to develop
state agency training and align policies and practices to give homeless youth greater access
to key state resources.
new text end

new text begin (b) The task force shall include 11 members as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner of human services or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of health or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of employment and economic development or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner of education or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (5) the commissioner of corrections or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (6) the commissioner of the Higher Education Services Office;
new text end

new text begin (7) a representative of a suburban drop-in center for homeless youth that partners with
an area shopping mall, appointed by the commissioner of human services;
new text end

new text begin (8) a representative of a Minneapolis-based homeless youth and safe harbor service
provider, appointed by the commissioner of human services;
new text end

new text begin (9) a representative of a greater Minnesota homeless youth service provider, appointed
by the commissioner of human services; and
new text end

new text begin (10) two youth experts with experience living as homeless youth.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of human services shall complete the appointments under this
subdivision no later than July 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force must:
new text end

new text begin (1) review youth program statutes and policies and make recommendations to provide
homeless youth greater access to programs and services to help them meet their educational,
career, health, parenting, housing, and well-being goals and to align systems across agencies;
new text end

new text begin (2) review current state agency administrative practices and make recommendations to
adjust administrative practices to allow resources for homeless youth to be within reach;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) make recommendations on training development to enhance awareness of the
homeless youth population within state agency leadership and staff.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services or a designee shall convene
the first meeting of the task force no later than August 1, 2019. The commissioner or a
designee shall serve as the chair of the task force. Meetings of the task force are open to the
public.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Members of the task force shall serve without compensation
or reimbursement for expenses.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The Department of Human Services shall provide
administrative support for the task force and arrange for meeting space.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin No later than December 1, 2020, the task force shall provide
recommendations and proposed legislation to develop training and align systems to provide
youth experiencing homelessness greater access to key state resources to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over programs
and services provided to homeless youth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The task force expires on December 1, 2020, or the day after the
task force submits the report required under subdivision 6, whichever is later.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOMELESS YOUTH ACT.
new text end

new text begin $5,619,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $5,619,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for purposes of the Homeless Youth
Act under Minnesota Statutes, section 256K.45. This appropriation must be used to fund
the full continuum of services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256K.45, however, priority
must be given to fund activities related to providing mobile case management and housing
for young families. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end