1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1233, the delete everything amendment
1.2(A13-0408), as follows:
1.3Page 319, after line 34, insert:

1.4    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256K.45, is amended to read:
1.6    Subdivision 1. Mission. The mission of the Homeless Youth Act is to reduce
1.7the incidence of homelessness among youth by providing integrated and supportive
1.8services and housing to homeless youth, youth at risk of homelessness, and runaways.
1.9The commissioner shall establish a Homeless Youth Act fund and award grants to
1.10providers who are committed to serving homeless youth, to provide street and community
1.11outreach and drop-in programs, emergency shelter programs, and supportive housing and
1.12transitional living programs, consistent with the program descriptions in this act.
1.13    Subd. 1a. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.
1.14(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
1.15(c) "Homeless youth" means a person 21 years of age or younger who is
1.16unaccompanied by a parent or guardian and is without shelter where appropriate care and
1.17supervision are available, whose parent or legal guardian is unable or unwilling to provide
1.18shelter and care, or who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The
1.19following are not fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residences:
1.20(1) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary
1.21living accommodations;
1.22(2) an institution or a publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide
1.23temporary living accommodations;
1.24(3) transitional housing;
1.25(4) a temporary placement with a peer, friend, or family member that has not offered
1.26permanent residence, a residential lease, or temporary lodging for more than 30 days; or
2.1(5) a public or private place not designed for, nor ordinarily used as, a regular
2.2sleeping accommodation for human beings.
2.3Homeless youth does not include persons incarcerated or otherwise detained under
2.4federal or state law.
2.5(d) "Youth at risk of homelessness" means a person 21 years of age or younger
2.6whose status or circumstances indicate a significant danger of experiencing homelessness
2.7in the near future. Status or circumstances that indicate a significant danger may include:
2.8(1) youth exiting out-of-home placements; (2) youth who previously were homeless; (3)
2.9youth whose parents or primary caregivers are or were previously homeless; (4) youth
2.10who are exposed to abuse and neglect in their homes; (5) youth who experience conflict
2.11with parents due to chemical or alcohol dependency, mental health disabilities, or other
2.12disabilities; and (6) runaways.
2.13(e) "Runaway" means an unmarried child under the age of 18 years who is absent
2.14from the home of a parent or guardian or other lawful placement without the consent of
2.15the parent, guardian, or lawful custodian.
2.16    Subd. 2. Homeless and runaway youth report. The commissioner shall develop a
2.17report for homeless youth, youth at risk of homelessness, and runaways. The report shall
2.18include coordination of services as defined under subdivisions 3 to 5.
2.19    Subd. 3. Street and community outreach and drop-in program. Youth drop-in
2.20centers must provide walk-in access to crisis intervention and ongoing supportive services
2.21including one-to-one case management services on a self-referral basis. Street and
2.22community outreach programs must locate, contact, and provide information, referrals,
2.23and services to homeless youth, youth at risk of homelessness, and runaways. Information,
2.24referrals, and services provided may include, but are not limited to:
2.25(1) family reunification services;
2.26(2) conflict resolution or mediation counseling;
2.27(3) assistance in obtaining temporary emergency shelter;
2.28(4) assistance in obtaining food, clothing, medical care, or mental health counseling;
2.29(5) counseling regarding violence, prostitution, substance abuse, sexually transmitted
2.30diseases, and pregnancy;
2.31(6) referrals to other agencies that provide support services to homeless youth,
2.32youth at risk of homelessness, and runaways;
2.33(7) assistance with education, employment, and independent living skills;
2.34(8) aftercare services;
3.1(9) specialized services for highly vulnerable runaways and homeless youth,
3.2including teen parents, emotionally disturbed and mentally ill youth, and sexually
3.3exploited youth; and
3.4(10) homelessness prevention.
3.5    Subd. 4. Emergency shelter program. (a) Emergency shelter programs must
3.6provide homeless youth and runaways with referral and walk-in access to emergency,
3.7short-term residential care. The program shall provide homeless youth and runaways with
3.8safe, dignified shelter, including private shower facilities, beds, and at least one meal each
3.9day; and shall assist a runaway and homeless youth with reunification with the family or
3.10legal guardian when required or appropriate.
3.11(b) The services provided at emergency shelters may include, but are not limited to:
3.12(1) family reunification services;
3.13(2) individual, family, and group counseling;
3.14(3) assistance obtaining clothing;
3.15(4) access to medical and dental care and mental health counseling;
3.16(5) education and employment services;
3.17(6) recreational activities;
3.18(7) advocacy and referral services;
3.19(8) independent living skills training;
3.20(9) aftercare and follow-up services;
3.21(10) transportation; and
3.22(11) homelessness prevention.
3.23    Subd. 5. Supportive housing and transitional living programs. Transitional
3.24living programs must help homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness to find and
3.25maintain safe, dignified housing. The program may also provide rental assistance and
3.26related supportive services, or refer youth to other organizations or agencies that provide
3.27such services. Services provided may include, but are not limited to:
3.28(1) educational assessment and referrals to educational programs;
3.29(2) career planning, employment, work skill training, and independent living skills
3.31(3) job placement;
3.32(4) budgeting and money management;
3.33(5) assistance in securing housing appropriate to needs and income;
3.34(6) counseling regarding violence, prostitution, substance abuse, sexually transmitted
3.35diseases, and pregnancy;
3.36(7) referral for medical services or chemical dependency treatment;
4.1(8) parenting skills;
4.2(9) self-sufficiency support services or life skill training;
4.3(10) aftercare and follow-up services; and
4.4(11) homelessness prevention.
4.5    Subd. 6. Funding. Any Funds appropriated for this section may be expended on
4.6programs described under subdivisions 3 to 5, technical assistance, and capacity building.
4.7Up to four percent of funds appropriated may be used for the purpose of monitoring and
4.8evaluating runaway and homeless youth programs receiving funding under this section.
4.9Funding shall be directed to meet the greatest need, with a significant share of the funding
4.10focused on homeless youth providers in greater Minnesota to meet the greatest need on
4.11a statewide basis."
4.12Page 320, line 22, delete "section" and insert "sections" and delete the third comma
4.13and insert "; and 256K.45, subdivision 2"
4.14Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
4.15Amend the title accordingly