language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 382-S.F.No. 2048 An act relating to education; clarifying legislative intent concerning corporal punishment; amending Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 127.45. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 127.45, is amended to read: 127.45 [CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
PROHIBITED.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For the purpose of this section, "corporal punishment" means conduct involving: (1) hitting or spanking a person with or without an object; or (2) unreasonable physical force that causes bodily harm or substantial emotional harm. Subd. 2. [ PROHIBITIONCORPORAL PUNISHMENT NOT ALLOWED.] An employee or agent of a public school district shall not inflict corporal punishment or cause corporal punishment to be inflicted upon a pupil to reform unacceptable conduct or as a penalty for unacceptable conduct. Subd. 3. [VIOLATION.] Conduct that violates subdivision 2 is not a crime under section 645.241, but may be a crime under chapter 609 if the conduct violates a provision of chapter 609. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective retroactively to August 1, 1989. Presented to the governor March 30, 1990 Signed by the governor April 3, 1990, 8:33 p.m.
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