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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 125A.22, is amended to read: 125A.22 [COMMUNITY TRANSITION INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE.] 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.