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HF 1118

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 03:19pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/14/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; appropriating money for services for persons with
intellectual and developmental disabilities and outreach to persons in institutional
settings.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; SELF-ADVOCACY GRANTS.
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new text begin (a) $200,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $200,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to an organization
described under Minnesota Statutes, section 256.477. Grant funds must be used for the
following purposes:
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new text begin (1) to maintain the infrastructure needed to train and support the activities of a statewide
network of peer-to-peer mentors for persons with developmental disabilities, focused on
building awareness of service options and advocacy skills necessary to move toward full
inclusion in community life, including the development and delivery of the curriculum to
support the peer-to-peer network;
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new text begin (2) to provide outreach activities, including statewide conferences and disability
networking opportunities, focused on self-advocacy, informed choice, and community
engagement skills;
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new text begin (3) to provide an annual leadership program for persons with intellectual and
developmental disabilities; and
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new text begin (4) to provide for administrative and general operating costs associated with managing
and maintaining facilities, program delivery, evaluation, staff, and technology.
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new text begin (b) $150,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $150,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to an organization
described under Minnesota Statutes, section 256.477, to be used for subgrants to organizations
in Minnesota to conduct outreach to persons working and living in institutional settings to
provide education and information about community options. Grant funds must be used to
deliver peer-led skill training sessions in six regions of the state to help persons with
intellectual and developmental disabilities understand community service options related
to:
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new text begin (1) housing;
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new text begin (2) employment;
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new text begin (3) education;
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new text begin (4) transportation;
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new text begin (5) emerging service reform initiatives contained in the state's Olmstead plan; the
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128; and federal home and
community-based services regulations; and
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new text begin (6) connecting with individuals who can help persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities make an informed choice and plan for a transition in services.
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