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SF 1935

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 03:41pm

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a task force on childhood trauma-informed
policy and practices; requiring reports.

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

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD TRAUMA-INFORMED POLICY AND
PRACTICES.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services must establish
and appoint a task force on trauma-informed policy and practices to prevent and reduce
children's exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) consisting of the following
members:
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new text begin (1) the commissioners of human services, public safety, health, and education or the
commissioners' designees;
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new text begin (2) two members representing law enforcement with expertise in juvenile justice;
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new text begin (3) two members representing county social services agencies;
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new text begin (4) four members of the legislature, two members of the senate, one appointed by the
majority leader and one appointed by the minority leader, and two members of the house
of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the house and one appointed by the
minority leader;
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new text begin (5) two members representing tribal social services providers;
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new text begin (6) two members with expertise in prekindergarten through grade 12 education;
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new text begin (7) three licensed health care professionals with expertise in the neurobiology of
childhood development representing public health, mental health, and primary health;
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new text begin (8) one member representing family service or children's mental health collaboratives;
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new text begin (9) two parents who had ACEs;
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new text begin (10) two experts in childhood trauma-informed policies and ACEs;
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new text begin (11) two ombudspersons from the Minnesota Office of Ombudsperson for Families; and
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new text begin (12) representatives of any other group the commissioner of human services deems
appropriate to complete the duties of the task force.
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new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "adverse childhood experience" means a traumatic
experience in a person's life occurring before the age of 18 that the person remembers as
an adult, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental illness of a
household member, problematic drinking or alcoholism of a household member, illegal
street or prescription drug use by a household member, divorce or separation of a parent,
domestic violence towards a parent, or incarceration of a household member.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services must provide meeting space, support
staff, and administrative services for the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force must perform the following duties:
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new text begin (1) engage the human services, education, public health, juvenile justice, and criminal
justice systems in the creation of trauma-informed policy and practices in each of these
systems to prevent and reduce ACEs and to support the health and well-being of all families;
and
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new text begin (2) identify social determinants of the health and well-being of all families and
recommend solutions to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the state.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The task force must submit a report on the results of its duties outlined
in subdivision 3 and any policy recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services, public safety,
judiciary, and education by January 15 of each year.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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