.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2294, the delete everything amendment
(H2294DE2), as follows:
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"Sec. .... MINNESOTA VISIBLE CHILD WORK GROUP.
1.5 Subd. 1. Purpose. The Minnesota Visible Child work group is established to identify
1.6and recommend issues that should be addressed in a statewide, comprehensive plan to
1.7improve the well-being of children who are homeless or have experienced homelessness.
1.8 Subd. 2. Membership. The members of the Minnesota Visible Child work group
1.9include: (1) two members of the Minnesota house of representatives appointed by
1.10the speaker of the house, one member from the majority party and one member from
1.11the minority party; (2) two members of the Minnesota senate appointed by the senate
1.12committee on committees, one member from the majority party and one member from
1.13the minority party; (3) three representatives from family shelter, transitional housing,
1.14and supportive housing providers appointed by the governor; (4) two individuals who
1.15have experienced homelessness appointed by the governor; (5) three housing and child
1.16advocates appointed by the governor; (6) three representatives from the business or
1.17philanthropic community; and (7) Children's Cabinet members, or their designees. Work
1.18group membership should include people from rural, suburban, and urban areas of the
1.20 Subd. 3. Duties. The work group shall: (1) recommend goals and objectives for a
1.21comprehensive, statewide plan to improve the well-being of children who are homeless or
1.22who have experienced homelessness; (2) recommend a definition of "child well-being;"
1.23(3) identify evidence-based interventions and best practices improving the well-being
1.24of young children; (4) plan implementation timelines and ways to measure progress,
1.25including measures of child well-being from birth through adolescence; (5) identify ways
1.26to address issues of collaboration and coordination across systems, including education,
2.1health, human services, and housing; (6) recommend the type of data and information
2.2necessary to develop, effectively implement, and monitor a strategic plan; (7) examine and
2.3make recommendations regarding funding to implement an effective plan; and (8) provide
2.4recommendations for ongoing reports on the well-being of children, monitoring progress
2.5in implementing the statewide comprehensive plan, and any other issues determined to be
2.6relevant to achieving the goals of this section.
2.7 Subd. 4. Report. The work group will make recommendations under subdivision
2.83 to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over education, housing, health, and
2.9human services policy and finance by December 15, 2012. The recommendations must
2.10also be submitted to the Children's Cabinet to provide the foundation for a statewide
2.11visible child plan.
2.12 Subd. 5. Expiration. The Minnesota Visible Child work group expires on June
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly