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SF 162

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 03:09pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring commissioner of education to develop child abuse
awareness posters; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
120B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [120B.219] CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS POSTERS.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner must, in consultation with local, state, and federal agencies and
nonprofit organizations, create a poster that notifies children of the appropriate number to
call to report child abuse or neglect. The poster must:
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new text begin (1) include a note that directs a child to dial 911 in case of emergency;
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new text begin (2) include a phone number for the county's child protection services;
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new text begin (3) be no smaller than 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches; and
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new text begin (4) be produced in at least five languages other than English that are spoken in the state
as determined by the commissioner.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner must make all versions of the poster available to the public on
the department's website.
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new text begin (c) A school district, charter school, and nonpublic school must post the
commissioner-created poster or a district-created poster that meets the requirements in
paragraph (a) in an area of the school where students frequently congregate. The district or
school must post versions of the poster in languages spoken by a significant portion of the
student body.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2019-2020 school year.
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