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S.F. No. 2564 - Human Services Elderly Waiver Language Recodification
 
Author: Senator Karin Housley
 
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
 
Date: March 14, 2018



 

S.F. 2564 recodifies into a new chapter the elderly waiver language currently found in Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0915. Nonpartisan staff from the Revisor’s Office, House Research, and the Office of Senate Counsel prepared the language pursuant to Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section 50. When preparing the language, nonpartisan staff consulted with the Department of Human Services and stakeholders.

Given the complexity of the recodification of this language, staff elected to use a procedure called “repeal and reenact.” Given the amount of obsolete language and the redrafting required to eliminate obsolete, unnecessary, and redundant language, a recodification by renumbering was not practical. This approach explains the lengthy repealer.

In preparing the language, nonpartisan staff reorganized language for clarity and ease of use; deleted obsolete, unnecessary, and redundant language and redrafted remaining language for clarity; redrafted language for clarity and consistency; and drafted new language as required for clarity and consistency.

The intent of this bill is to recodify the elderly waiver language without creating any fiscal impact for the state or providers.  The bill is not intended to change any existing policy.

 
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