Anti-bullying legislation clears first hurdle in MN Legislature

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Anti-bullying legislation clears first hurdle in MN Legislature

March 11, 2014 Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A highly touted measure to strengthen Minnesota's anti-bullying law cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night.

The Safe and Supportive Schools Act recieved the green light from the Senate Education Committee after several hours of testimony and language tweaks.

The bill, co-authored by Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), calls for a state model policy on bullying prevention.

Opponents say the bill would put a heavy burden on cash-strapped school districts.

The bill's next stop is the Senate Finance Committee.

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