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HOUSE BILL NO. 248
INTRODUCED BY K. DUDIK, B. BENNETT
AN ACT REVISING LAWS RELATED TO BULLYING IN SCHOOLS TO CLARIFY THAT THE REQUIREMENT TO EXHAUST ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES DOES NOT PRECLUDE CONTACTING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN RELATION TO INCIDENTS OF BULLYING; AMENDING SECTION 20-5-210, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 20-5-210, MCA, is amended to read:
"20-5-210. Enforcement -- exhaustion of administrative remedies. (1) A person alleging a violation of 20-5-207 through 20-5-210 may seek redress under any available law, either civil or criminal, after exhausting all administrative remedies.
(2) Nothing in this section precludes a person from contacting law enforcement in relation to incidents of bullying at any point in time."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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