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The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act will get its first committee hearing of the year on Tuesday.

The bill has been the target of religious right and Tea Party groups largely because of protections for LGBT students. The bill was pulled from the Finance Committee last week, and moved to the Education committee. Here are the details:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 12 Noon

Committee on Education
Chair: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
12 Noon
Room 112 Capitol

Agenda:
S.F. 2299-Dahle: Special education case load and rule alignment task force (2014) recommendations implementation.

S.F. 1835-Sieben: School district employees health care coverage provisions modifications and appropriation.

H.F. 826-Dibble: Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.

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Andy Birkey

Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

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