Senate Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8:23 am

The controversial anti-bullying bill, formally called the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, passed the Minnesota Senate on Thursday with a vote of 36 to 31. The bill passed the House of Representatives in 2013.

Governor Dayton has listed the bill as one of his legislative priorities for 2014. Earlier Thursday, House Speaker Paul Thissen, (DFL-Minneapolis), told reporters that, barring any unusual amendments, he did not believe a conference committee would be required to resolve differences between the House and Senate bills.

Republican Senators stalled a final vote on the bill with a long list of amendments and criticisms of Dibble’s bill. A number of Republicans objected to what they said was too much state control and too little parental involvement.

1 Comment

  1. julie 04/4/14 at 7:27pm

    Why does government now\t want parents told what’s going on or involved in their kids lives? Parents should totally have control in this bullying issue. Why does government think they are so much smarter that the public? I realize there are idiots out there who are also parents but… notice of problems that are occurring on the bus or school or any school related activity need to be shared with the parents. Then, go from there. Never cut the parents out of the discussion.

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