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SF 3579

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 09:35am

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; extending the expiration date of an income and asset
exclusion for certain public assistance program eligibility as part of the income
and child development in the first three years of life demonstration project;
amending Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 15, section 29.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 15, section 29, is amended to read:


Sec. 29. DIRECTION TO COMMISSIONERS; INCOME AND ASSET EXCLUSION.

(a) The commissioner of human services shall not count payments made to families by
the income and child development in the first three years of life demonstration project as
income or assets for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for child care
assistance programs under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B; the Minnesota family
investment program, work benefit program, or diversionary work program under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 256J, during the duration of the demonstration.

(b) The commissioner of human services shall not count payments made to families by
the income and child development in the first three years of life demonstration project as
income for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for medical assistance under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256B, and MinnesotaCare under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
256L.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "income and child development in the first three
years of life demonstration project" means a demonstration project funded by the United
States Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health to evaluate
whether the unconditional cash payments have a causal effect on the cognitive,
socioemotional, and brain development of infants and toddlers.

(d) This section shall only be implemented if Minnesota is chosen as a site for the child
development in the first three years of life demonstration project, and expires January 1,
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(e) The commissioner of human services shall provide a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over human services
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the demonstration under this section.