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    Subdivision 1. Decisions, policies, advisory committees. The board shall establish and adopt
policies, including a policy on corporate sponsorships and similar agreements, make decisions on
behalf of the league, and establish advisory committees necessary to carry out board functions.
    Subd. 2. Sexual harassment and violence; hazing. The board of the league shall adopt a
policy, rules, penalties, and recommendations addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence
and hazing toward and by participants in league activities.
    Subd. 3. Criteria for conference arrangements. The board must develop criteria for the
league to use when it is asked to arrange for membership in an interscholastic conference by a
league member under section 128C.07. The league must give notice and an opportunity for
league members to be heard before adopting the criteria. The criteria must include, at least, the
distance to be traveled by competing schools, the relative enrollments of the schools, and the
comparability of extracurricular activities in the schools.
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 2000 c 498 s 1]
    Subd. 4. Rules are APA exempt. The rules of the league are exempt from chapter 14,
including section 14.386.
    Subd. 5. Rules for open enrollees. (a) The league shall adopt league rules and regulations
governing the athletic participation of pupils attending school in a nonresident district under
section 124D.03.
(b) Notwithstanding other law or league rule or regulation to the contrary, when a student
enrolls in or is readmitted to a recovery-focused high school after successfully completing a
licensed program for treatment of alcohol or substance abuse, mental illness, or emotional
disturbance, the student is immediately eligible to participate on the same basis as other district
students in the league-sponsored activities of the student's resident school district. Nothing in
this paragraph prohibits the league or school district from enforcing a league or district penalty
resulting from the student violating a league or district rule.
    Subd. 6. Annual report. The board annually shall prepare a written report containing the
information about the league that the commissioner is required to obtain and review under
section 128C.20. The board shall present copies of the report in a timely manner to the education
committees of the legislature.
    Subd. 7. Women referees. The league shall adopt league rules and policy requiring, to the
extent possible, the equal employment of women as referees for high school activities and sports
contests, from game level to tournament level.
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 9 art 2 s 56]
    Subd. 9. Purchasing. In purchasing goods and services, the league must follow all laws that
apply to school districts under sections 123B.52 and 471.345.
History: 1989 c 220 s 4; 1989 c 329 art 8 s 9; art 9 s 16; 1990 c 425 s 2; 1992 c 499
art 8 s 19; 1993 c 224 art 9 s 40; 1995 c 233 art 2 s 56; 1997 c 187 art 4 s 5; 1Sp1997 c 4
art 7 s 36,37; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1999 c 241 art 9 s 38; 1999 c 250 art 1 s 79; 1Sp2003 c
9 art 2 s 39; 2007 c 7 s 1

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