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HF 3599

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/31/2022 06:41pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/21/2022
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/14/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; adding priority for trauma-informed services; creating
a study on sexual exploitation and trafficking; appropriating money for study on
sexual exploitation and trafficking; appropriating money for sexually exploited
youth; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 145.4716, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 145.4716, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Funding. new text end

new text begin Funds appropriated for this section shall not be used for any activity
other than the authorized activities under this section, and the commissioner shall not create
additional eligibility criteria or restrictions on the funds. The commissioner must prioritize
providing trauma-informed, culturally inclusive services for sexually exploited youth or
youth at risk of sexual exploitation under this section.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING STUDY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of health must conduct a prevalence study on youth and adult
victim survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall submit a final report by June 30, 2024, to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over human
services finance and policy.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING
STUDY.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
health to fund a prevalence study on youth and adult victim survivors of sexual exploitation
and trafficking. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; SEXUALLY EXPLOITED YOUTH AND YOUTH AT
RISK OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of human services. new text end

new text begin $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for safe harbor
grants to fund street outreach, emergency shelter, and transitional and long-term housing
beds for sexually exploited youth and youth at risk of sexual exploitation. This appropriation
is added to the base.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of health. new text end

new text begin $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of health for grants to fund supportive services including
but not limited to legal services, mental health therapy, substance use disorder counseling,
and case management for sexually exploited youth or youth at risk of sexual exploitation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.4716. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Safe harbor regional navigators. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of health for safe harbor regional navigators
under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.4717. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end