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HF 1626

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:28pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/25/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to health; creating a certain exception to tobacco in public schools;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144.4165.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 carry or
use an activated 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, or in a charter
school governed by chapter 124E. 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. new text beginAn American Indian student may carry
a medicine pouch containing loose tobacco intended in observance of traditional spiritual
or cultural practices.
new text endFor 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.