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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs a bill into law Wednesday, April 9, 2014, that requires schools to have anti-bullying policies. In a ceremony outside the Capitol, he was joined by the bill's authors Rep. Jim Davnie (center right) and Sen. Scott Dibble (right), student advocate Jake Ross (left) and other students, teachers, parents and supporters. (Governor's office photo)

Kent hails bullying-bill passage as 'major step forward'

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring schools to have bullying prevention policies and providing guidance about how they would be written.

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Dayton signed the bill late Wednesday afternoon in front of many legislators and dozens of the bill's other supporters.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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