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HF 14

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/06/2005

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for a model policy
prohibiting intimidation or bullying; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [121A.0695] SCHOOL BOARD POLICY; PROHIBITING
INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Intimidation or bullying
defined.
new text end

new text begin "Intimidation or bullying" means an intentional
gesture or a written, oral, or physical act or threat that a
reasonable person under the circumstances knows or should know
has the effect of:
new text end

new text begin (1) harming a student;
new text end

new text begin (2) damaging a student's property;
new text end

new text begin (3) placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the
student's person;
new text end

new text begin (4) placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to the
student's property; or
new text end

new text begin (5) creating a severe or persistent environment of
intimidation or abuse.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Model policy. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education
shall maintain and make available to school boards and other
schools a model policy prohibiting intimidation and bullying
that addresses the requirements of subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginSchool board policy.new text end

new text beginEach school board shall
adopt a written policy prohibiting intimidation and bullying of
any student. The policy must describe the behavior expected of
each student and state the consequences for and the appropriate
remedial action to be taken against the person acting to
intimidate or bully. The policy must include reporting
procedures, including, at a minimum, requiring school personnel
to report student intimidation or bullying incidents and
allowing persons to report incidents anonymously. Each district
must integrate into its violence prevention program under
section 120B.22, if applicable, behavior and expectations
established under this section. Each school must include the
policy in the student handbook on school policies.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the
2005-2006 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMODEL POLICY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall work with the Minnesota
School Boards Association to develop a model policy that
prohibits intimidating and bullying as required in section 1,
subdivision 2.
new text end