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2008 House Bill 91: Require "bullying" policies in schools
Introduced by Rep. Mike Cherry (D) on January 8, 2008 To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 10, 2008
Reported in the House on January 15, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Rep. David Floyd (R) on January 16, 2008 To teach students strategies to deflect bullying.
Amendment offered by Rep. David Floyd (R) on January 28, 2008 To require school districts to provide information and assistance on how to respond to and avoid instances of bullying to students who have been subjected to bullying.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 29, 2008 To require a local school district to provide information and assistance on how to respond to and avoid instances of bullying to students who have been subjected to bullying.
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Cherry (D) on January 28, 2008 To include cyberbullying in the prohibition of student harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 29, 2008 To include cyberbullying in the prohibition of student harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
Passed 96 to 0 in the House on January 29, 2008.
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(same description)
To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.
Received in the Senate on January 30, 2008
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 1, 2008
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2008 Favorably, to Rules.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2008 To require school personnel to report incidents of student offenses of criminal harassment, or harassing communications to law enforcement, with a requirement that the incident be investigated. The substitute would create a data collection system for the reporting of incidents of student offenses of criminal harassment, or harassing communications, with monthly reporting of the number and types of incidents reported. The substitute would also require updating of student discipline codes to include material relating the taking, reporting, or investigation of complaints of student offenses.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2008
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on March 13, 2008.
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To require school personnel to report incidents of student offenses of criminal harassment, or harassing communications to law enforcement, with a requirement that the incident be investigated. The substitute would create a data collection system for the reporting of incidents of student offenses of criminal harassment, or harassing communications, with monthly reporting of the number and types of incidents reported. The substitute would also require updating of student discipline codes to include material relating the taking, reporting, or investigation of complaints of student offenses.
Received in the House on March 14, 2008
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 14, 2008
Received in the Senate on March 24, 2008
Passed 30 to 3 in the Senate on April 2, 2008.
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(same description)
To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.
Received in the Senate on April 2, 2008 To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.
Received in the House on April 2, 2008
Passed 91 to 4 in the House on April 2, 2008.
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(same description)
To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.
Signed by Gov. Steve Beshear on April 15, 2008 To require school districts to have plans, policies, and procedures dealing with measures for assisting students who are engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student.

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