Texas Legislature Passes Anti-Bullying Bill
May 26, 2011
Today the Texas legislature for passed HB 1942, a bill that strengthens Texas anti-bullying provisions for students and schools. This bill, in part, requires school districts to adopt policies on bullying and sets baseline criteria that must be included. In addition, it adds a prohibition on bullying through electronic means. It now moves to Governor Rick Perry for consideration. If signed, students in Texas will have the chance to attend schools where bullying will not be tolerated. A special thanks to Equality TX for their tremendous work in getting this bill passed.
Thirty-nine states, plus the District of Columbia, have laws prohibiting bullying in schools, with varying degrees of protection. For maps of nondiscrimination laws in the states, please visit: www.HRC.org/State_Laws.
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