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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

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  660.750.  Liaisons for faith-based organizations to be designated, duties. — 1.  This act shall be known as the "Faith-Based Organization Liaison Act".

  2.  The director of the department of social services shall designate existing regional department employees to serve as liaisons to faith-based organizations in their regions.

  3.  The director shall ensure that the primary function of each employee designated as a liaison under this section is to:

  (1)  Communicate with faith-based organizations regarding the need for private community services to benefit persons in need of assistance who otherwise would require financial or other assistance under public programs administered by the department;

  (2)  Promote the involvement of faith-based organizations in working to meet community needs for assistance;

  (3)  Coordinate the department's efforts to promote involvement of faith-based organizations in providing community services with similar efforts of other state agencies; and

  (4)  Provide clear guidance to faith-based organizations of all the rights and responsibilities afforded to them under federal law, including but not limited to federal equal treatment, charitable choice regulations, and the establishment clause of the United States Constitution.

  4.  No liaison shall discriminate against any faith-based organization in carrying out the provisions of this section.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 46)


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