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                            CHAPTER 166-S.F.No. 2609 
                  An act relating to education; including a mental 
                  health community representative on a community 
                  transition team; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
                  section 125A.22. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 125A.22, is 
        amended to read: 
           A district, group of districts, or special education 
        cooperative, in cooperation with the county or counties in which 
        the district or cooperative is located, must establish a 
        community transition interagency committee for youth with 
        disabilities, beginning at grade 9 or age equivalent, and their 
        families.  Members of the committee must consist of 
        representatives from special education, vocational and regular 
        education, community education, postsecondary education and 
        training institutions, mental health, adults with disabilities 
        who have received transition services if such persons are 
        available, parents of youth with disabilities, local business or 
        industry, rehabilitation services, county social services, 
        health agencies, and additional public or private adult service 
        providers as appropriate.  The committee must elect a chair and 
        must meet regularly.  The committee must: 
           (1) identify current services, programs, and funding 
        sources provided within the community for secondary and 
        postsecondary aged youth with disabilities and their families; 
           (2) facilitate the development of multiagency teams to 
        address present and future transition needs of individual 
        students on their individual education plans; 
           (3) develop a community plan to include mission, goals, and 
        objectives, and an implementation plan to assure that transition 
        needs of individuals with disabilities are met; 
           (4) recommend changes or improvements in the community 
        system of transition services; 
           (5) exchange agency information such as appropriate data, 
        effectiveness studies, special projects, exemplary programs, and 
        creative funding of programs; and 
           (6) following procedures determined by the commissioner, 
        prepare a yearly summary assessing the progress of transition 
        services in the community including follow-up of individuals 
        with disabilities who were provided transition services to 
        determine postschool outcomes.  The summary must be disseminated 
        to all adult services agencies involved in the planning and to 
        the commissioner by October 1 of each year.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 22, 2004 
           Signed by the governor April 26, 2004, 2:50 p.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes