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2008 Senate Bill 12: Mandating procedures to stem bullying
Introduced by Sen. Julian Carroll (D) on January 8, 2008 To require school districts to have procedures in place to address student harassment, intimidation, and bullying. The bill would require school districts to formulate a code of acceptable behavior prohibiting student harassment, intimidation, or bullying that includes procedures for reporting and investigating complaints, a strategy for protecting complainants from retaliation, and a process for annually discussing the code with students. The bill would include student harassment, intimidation, or bullying as a cause for suspension or expulsion. The bill also would provide immunity to school employees or students from a cause of action for damages arising from reporting in good faith a student's disruptive or disorderly behavior if school and district procedures are followed regarding the report.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 8, 2008
Motion in the Senate on February 27, 2008 Discharge petition filed.
The motion failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on February 28, 2008.
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Motion in the Senate on March 10, 2008 Discharge petition filed.
The motion failed 15 to 21 in the Senate on March 11, 2008.
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