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HF 827

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/14/2015 10:18am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/12/2015
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/09/2015
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/23/2015

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to children; establishing a legislative task force on child protection.

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

Section 1. new text beginLEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE; CHILD PROTECTION.
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new text begin (a) A legislative task force is created to:
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new text begin (1) review the efforts being made to implement the recommendations of the
Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children;
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new text begin (2) expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system; and
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new text begin (3) identify additional areas within the child welfare system that need to be addressed
by the legislature.
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new text begin (b) The four legislative members of the governor's task force shall be the members
of the legislative task force. They may appoint up to eight legislators as ex officio
members of the task force.
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new text begin (c) The task force may provide oversight and monitoring of:
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new text begin (1) the efforts by the Department of Human Services, counties, and tribes to
implement laws related to child protection;
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new text begin (2) efforts by the Department of Human Services, counties, and tribes to implement
the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children;
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new text begin (3) efforts by agencies, including but not limited to, the Minnesota Department
of Education, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, the Minnesota Department of
Corrections, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, to work with the Department
of Human Services to assure safety and well-being for children at risk of harm or children
in the child welfare system;
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new text begin (4) efforts by the Department of Human Services, other agencies, counties, and
tribes to implement best practices to ensure every child is protected from maltreatment
and neglect and to ensure every child has the opportunity for healthy development.
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new text begin (d) The task force, in cooperation with the commissioner of human services, shall
issue a report to the legislature and governor on February 1, 2016. The report must contain
information on the progress toward implementation of changes to the child protection
system, recommendations for additional legislative changes, and procedures affecting
child protection and child welfare; and funding needs to implement recommended changes.
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new text begin (e) The task force shall convene upon enactment of this act and shall continue until
the last day of the 2016 legislative session.
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