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BULLYING BILL: Stalled In The House

Posted on: 5:08 pm, April 3, 2013, by

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Bullying prevention legislation is encountering roadblocks in the statehouse.

House file 593 was crafted after the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit last fall, the house education committee approved it earlier this session, but it hasn’t come up for debate on the floor.

The bill would expand the state’s definition of bullying and harassment to include social media interactions. It would also give school officials the ability to police bullying beyond school grounds.

The will die in the house unless action is taken by Friday.

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