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HF 923

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/22/2021 05:16pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/10/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; appropriating money for a grant to maintain and promote
self-advocacy services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL
AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
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new text begin (a) $143,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $143,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to an organization
governed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and administering a
statewide network of disability groups to maintain and promote self-advocacy services and
supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the state.
Grant money must be used for the following purposes:
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new text begin (1) to train and support a statewide network of peer-to-peer mentors for people with
developmental disabilities. The peer-to-peer mentors shall assist people with developmental
disabilities with choosing service options and learning advocacy skills necessary for them
to be fully included in their communities. Grant money must also be used to develop and
deliver curriculum to the network of peer-to-peer mentors;
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new text begin (2) to provide outreach activities to people with developmental disabilities, including
statewide conferences and disability networking opportunities focused on self-advocacy,
making informed choices, 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 pay 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) $105,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $105,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to an organization
governed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and administering a
statewide network of disability groups 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 money must be used to deliver
peer-led skill training sessions in six regions of the state to help people 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 people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities make informed choices and plan for a transition in services.
new text end