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Pawlenty vetoes anti-bully, medical marijuana; election, 'motor-voter' bills

Published 05/23/2009, Forum Communicationsand Associated Press

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has vetoed an anti-bullying bill, saying the current law is already sufficient to deal with schoolyard harassment. The bill would have created 14 categories protected from bullying, including sexual orientation, national origin and disability. Pawlenty said Saturday bullying is a serious issue that must be vigilantly monitored, but the proposed bill duplicated a law that already prohibits bullying.

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