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Minnesota Senate approves anti-bullying bill
Pioneer Press ^ | 4-3-14 | Christopher Magan

Posted on 04/03/2014 8:09:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

After considering 15 amendments and more than five hours of debate Thursday, state Senators approved a bill to strengthen bullying prevention in Minnesota schools.

The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act was approved with a 36-31 vote, mostly along party lines. The measure greatly expands Minnesota anti-bullying law that is now just 37 words.

It was a hard-fought victory, said State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, the bill's primary sponsor.

"I'm very, very happy right now," Dibble said after the vote. "It's been a long road. It has been a decade in the making trying to convince people that this problem is real."

The bill still has to clear another hurdle before it becomes law. House members, who approved the bill last year, must agree with changes made in the Senate before it can be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature.

Members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and their supporters have said passing bullying prevention legislation was a top priority for this legislative session.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bullying; gayagenda; homosexualagenda; schools

1 posted on 04/03/2014 8:09:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Too bad “bullying” now is simply disagreeing with a leftist, or expressing any opinion contrary to left wing sensibility.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 8:10:38 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m really disappointed to see this.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 8:11:05 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Ayup, this sounds like it is just begging to get misused against some “overly conservative” kid.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 8:11:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: MNGal

Bullying is going on... liberal bullying.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 8:12:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Anti-Bullying Bill ‘Safe?’ Check the Hidden Agenda
http://www.minnesotamajority.org/anti-bullying-bill-safe-check-the-hidden-agenda/


6 posted on 04/03/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, I’m glad we finally solved that problem.

Don’t these busybodies have anything better to do?


7 posted on 04/03/2014 8:14:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TurboZamboni
But a glance at the bill raises troubling questions. Why doesn’t it protect all children equally, instead of singling out for favored treatment children of “protected classes,” such as race, sexual orientation, and “gender identity and expression”? Why are traditional victims of bullying, like kids who are timid or viewed as nerds, invisible in this bill?

If I were a timid nerd I would be up in arms. It is WORSE than useless!

8 posted on 04/03/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

>>Too bad “bullying” now is simply disagreeing with a leftist, or expressing any opinion contrary to left wing sensibility.<<

It is easily defined.

It is being “Bossy.”


9 posted on 04/03/2014 8:15:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Is there a Minnesota list?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 8:18:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: smokingfrog

don’t worry. the dems are also working on banning the scourge of e-cigs.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 8:21:29 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

yeah. not sure if it’s still run by MPLSSteve.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 8:22:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: MplsSteve

Hey??


13 posted on 04/03/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We could do away with most bullying by getting rid of government schools. If schools had to please parents, they would care what happens to students. Bureaucrats don’t give a rat’s whisker. It’s all about keeping up appearances and not making waves.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 8:23:45 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: TurboZamboni
the scourge of e-cigs -- and second-hand water vapor...

Oh, the humanity!

15 posted on 04/03/2014 8:24:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: freedumb2003

The primary engine behind the “Safe Schools” bill is OutFront Minnesota, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy group. OutFront’s legal director was a member of Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2012 Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying, which gave rise to this bill, and its leadership directs the “Safe Schools for All Coalition.”


16 posted on 04/03/2014 8:26:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: smokingfrog

damn you water vapor exhaling evil frogs!


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:27:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Timid nerds unite. Gays are getting in your face and now they are proposing you can’t do squat about it.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:29:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Can’t make fun of Norwegians?


19 posted on 04/03/2014 8:36:19 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Uff da.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 8:38:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TurboZamboni

take away the words from the poor and ignorant so only the rich and educated can bully with temperament and fancy 4 syllable words; and the ignorant applaud their slavery- Hume is turning over in his tomb.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: TurboZamboni

John F’n Kerry is in full compliance.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 8:45:37 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: TurboZamboni

I thought the biggest problem facing us is “inequality”. ??

This makes it much worse. If an immature kid who is not quite balanced gets upset at stupid rules like this, there might be more vengeance activity out of school.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 9:00:20 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is how homosexuals get into the schools. They don’t give a rats ass about regular kids. Normal bullying stops after a while. You either stick up for yourself or hang with a group that presents a united front against traditional bullies.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 9:09:42 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I can see it now.... Jack, walking down the hall, gets groped by Bruce and responds with “Hands off me, fag!” In a “heroic act of resistance”, Bruce punches Jack in the face. Jack is then expelled and sent to anti-bullying re-education class, while Bruce gets an award at the next assembly.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: TurboZamboni

Time to send those conservative kids to the Gulags.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 9:15:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TurboZamboni

This won’t cover shaking down white kids.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 9:42:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t offend queer students law. The queers get to decide what’s offensive.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: MNGal

It is needed. I don’t know exactly what the bill looks like but bullying is a big problem in schools and the school districts are unable to contain it._


29 posted on 04/03/2014 10:42:53 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

The bill would:

Introduce new sexually-explicit materials into classrooms
Exempt teachers from being classified as “bullies”
Enable schools to discipline or “remediate” (re-educate) students under the new “anti-bullying” policies without parental notification
Encourage students to report each other, which can be done anonymously, without opportunity for an accused student to face his or her accuser
Create new unfunded mandates on local school districts
Take away local control of school policies
Astonishingly, the bill does not require parental notification for either students who have been bullied or those accused of bullying.

The bill would give vocal special-interest groups access to Minnesota K-12 classrooms under the banner of creating safe, supportive school environments. It would require districts to consult with unnamed “community organizations” in adopting and implementing bullying-prevention policies. We can expect OutFront and similar organizations to play a central role.

This bill does not stop bullying.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 4:39:38 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thank you. Very much appreciate that run down. And you are very correct, this will do nothing to stop bullying. Thanks again.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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