Minnesota anti-bullying bill moves to House

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A bill that would strengthen the state's anti-bullying bill could come up for debate in the state House Monday.

The bill, which would require schools to train teachers on how to spot and prevent bullying, and mandate districts track and investigate cases of bullying, was passed by the state Senate last week.

Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying bill

DFL staffers in the House say it's the likely the Senate bill will be come up for debate today on the House floor.

The House passed a similar version of the bill last year, one that failed to get a vote in the Senate.

House Speaker Paul Thissen has said he expects the newest version of the anti-bullying bill to receive support in his chamber, in part because of changes made to the measure since last year.

Gov. Mark Dayton says he likes the stronger protections for students in the bill and would sign it if it makes it to his desk.

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