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SF 971 - School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

Steve Simon voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (95-39) - (Key vote)

Title: School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to require schools to develop specific prevention policies focused on stopping harassment, bullying, or violence based on a variety of perceived or actual characteristics.

Highlights:
-Requires the commissioner to provide a model policy to school boards that encourages violence prevention and character development. (Sec.1). -Specifies the target of this policy to be all forms of harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical characteristics, and association with anyone with one or more of these characteristics. (Sec.1). -Establishes that the policy regarding hazing be applied to student behavior on or off school property, as well as during and after school hours (including on the internet). (Sec.1). -Requires the policy to begin full application in the 2010-2011 school year (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-22) - (Key vote)

Title: School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a model program for schools to handle instances of harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence. Requires school boards to adopt a written policy prohibiting harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence based on certain factors.

Highlights:
-Provides for the Commissioner to provide a model policy regarding harassment, bullying, intimidation or violence and may include programs focused on violence prevention and character development. (Sec. 1) -New policies must include, but are not limited to, prohibition of harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. (Sec. 1) -Aspects of policies regarding hazing must apply to student behaviors during and after school hours and on and off school property. (Sec. 1)
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements

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