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SF 3186

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 02:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; creating vaping prevention pilot grants; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; VAPING PREVENTION PILOT GRANTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Vaping prevention pilot grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to school districts for vaping
prevention programs.
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) The commissioner of education must award grants to school districts to develop and
implement vaping prevention programs. "Vaping" as used in this section means using an
activated electronic delivery device, as defined in section 609.685, subdivision 1, or heated
tobacco product. A school district that applies for a vaping prevention pilot grant must
include in its application an explanation of how the district will measure outcomes. The
commissioner must award grants to an equal number of districts inside and outside the
seven-county metropolitan area and must prioritize grants for school districts that:
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new text begin (1) demonstrate they have been unable to obtain funding from third parties to develop
and implement vaping prevention programs; and
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new text begin (2) propose programs that can be replicated in other school districts.
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new text begin (c) Grant funds must be used to develop and implement vaping prevention programs
using evidence-based research, and to develop alternatives to suspension for students who
are found vaping in violation of a school policy.
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new text begin (d) A school district that receives a grant under this section must report to the
commissioner by January 15, 2021, on program development, implementation, and program
evaluation results, and must provide to the commissioner vaping prevention materials that
were developed using grant funds that school districts throughout Minnesota may use. The
commissioner must post the school district reports and vaping prevention materials on the
Department of Education website.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
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