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California Antibullying Bill in the Works

California Antibullying Bill in the Works


California state assemblyman Tom Ammiano expects to introduce a tough antibullying bill, one on par with legislation recently passed in New Jersey that youth advocates call the strongest of its kind.

KTNV in San Francisco reports that Ammiano may introduce a bill near-identical to New Jersey's within a few weeks in collaboration with Equality California, the state's largest LGBT rights organization.

New Jersey's antibullying bill, which was signed into law last week by Republican governor Chris Christie and received bipartisan support from state lawmakers, mandates that schools have a specific point person to run antibullying programs. The law requires, among other provisions, that educators undergo training on the issue.

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