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HF 3661

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/31/2022 06:41pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/21/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; adding authorized use for grant funds; creating a study
on pregnant and parenting homeless youth; appropriating money for study on
pregnant and parenting homeless youth; appropriating money for homeless youth
act grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256K.45, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256K.45, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Awarding of grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Grants awarded under 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 grant money.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants shall be awarded under this section only after a review of the grant recipient's
application materials, including past performance and utilization of grant money. The
commissioner shall not reduce an existing grant award amount unless the commissioner
first determines that the grant recipient has failed to meet performance measures or has used
grant money improperly.
new text end

new text begin (c) For grants awarded pursuant to a two-year grant contract, the commissioner shall
permit grant recipients to carry over any unexpended amount from the first contract year
to the second contract year.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPREGNANT AND PARENTING HOMELESS YOUTH STUDY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services must conduct a study of the prevalence of
pregnancy and parenting among homeless youths and youths who are at risk of homelessness.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall submit a final report by December 31, 2023, 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; PREGNANT AND PARENTING HOMELESS YOUTH
STUDY.
new text end

new text begin $300,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services to fund a study of the prevalence of pregnancy and parenting among
homeless youths and youths who are at risk of homelessness. This is a onetime appropriation
and is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; HOMELESS YOUTH ACT GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for the grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 256K.45, subdivision
1.
new text end