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SF 2161

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/17/2017 08:33am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; establishing a grant program for the development
of regional behavioral health crisis programs in selected communities; authorizing
the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money;proposing coding for
new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245G.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [245G.01] CREATION OF ACCOUNT FOR REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin A regional behavioral health crisis program grant account is created in the special revenue
fund in the state treasury. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of
human services for grants under this chapter. Notwithstanding section 16A.28 or 16A.642,
money deposited in the account from any source is available until expended.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [245G.02] GRANTS FOR REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS
PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of management and budget duties. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
of management and budget may make up to six grants from the grant account under section
245G.01 to applicants for projects to predesign, design, renovate or construct, furnish, and
equip facilities for regional behavioral health crisis programs. The grant is contingent on
the commissioner of human services' review and authorization under subdivision 2 verifying
need, ability and willingness to build on existing resources, and sustainability. The grant
process is designed to allow flexibility in the design of the program to meet the needs of
the region. The purpose of the program is to provide, at a minimum, screening and assessment
services for persons with mental illness or substance use disorders. This may include
individuals who are under arrest or subject to arrest, or in immediate need of crisis services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of human services; duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human
services shall review proposals by applicants and give priority to those that:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a need for the program in the region;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a detailed service plan, including the services that will be provided, to whom,
and staffing requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide an estimated cost of operating the program;
new text end

new text begin (4) verify financial sustainability by detailing sufficient funding sources; and
new text end

new text begin (5) include an ability and willingness to build on existing resources in the community.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall not authorize grant funds under subdivision 1 unless the
applicant can document and verify need, ability and willingness to build on existing resources,
and sustainability.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Applicant. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "applicant" means a statutory or home
rule charter city, county, housing and redevelopment authority, hospital, or other public
entity designated to apply for a regional behavioral health crisis program grant by the local
mental health authority, as defined in section 245.466, or on behalf of a regional consortium
of organizations that serve individuals with mental illness or a substance use disorder.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION FOR CRISIS PROGRAM GRANTS; BOND SALE
AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $30,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of management and budget for grants under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 245G.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $30,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
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