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HF 2221

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/07/2017 12:59pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 03/07/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; creating an exception to the prohibition of tobacco products in
public schools when used in an experiment or demonstration; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 144.4165.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.4165, is amended to read:


144.4165 TOBACCO PRODUCTS PROHIBITED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

new text begin (a) new text endNo person shall at any time smoke, chew, or otherwise ingest tobacco or a tobacco
product, or inhale or exhale vapor from an electronic delivery device as defined in section
609.685, subdivision 1, in a public school, as defined in section 120A.05, subdivisions 9,
11, and 13
, and no person under the age of 18 shall possess any of these items. This
prohibition extends to all facilities, whether owned, rented, or leased, and all vehicles that
a school district owns, leases, rents, contracts for, or controls.

new text begin (b) new text endNothing in this section shall prohibit the lighting of tobacco by an adult as a part of
a traditional Indian spiritual or cultural ceremony. For purposes of this section, an Indian
is a person who is a member of an Indian tribe as defined in section 260.755 subdivision
12
.

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section shall prohibit lighting or possessing tobacco in a public school
if lighting or possessing tobacco is part of a science experiment or educational demonstration
that is conducted in a laboratory or classroom within the school under the direct supervision
of a teacher and the experiment or demonstration is conducted in such a way as to prevent
smoke or vapor from the lit tobacco from being inhaled or ingested by students.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end