SECTION 1. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 97 the following new section:-
Section 98. Prohibition on the use of Native American mascots to by public schools in the Commonwealth.
(a) As used in this section, “Native American mascot” means
a. A name, symbol, or image that depicts or refers to an American Indian tribe, individual, custom, or tradition that is used by a public school as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, or team name
b. The use of the team name “Redskins, “Savages,” “Indians,” “Indianettes,” “Chiefs,” “Chieftains,” “Braves,” or “Redmen.”
(b) As used in this section, “public school” means a school or program operated by a school district, and education service district, or a public charter school.
(c) The use of any Native American mascot by a public school in the Commonwealth is prohibited.
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