Bullying; defines term and requires school boards to prohibit acts by students and school employees. (SB951)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Student and school employee conduct; bullying. Defines the term "bullying" and requires school boards to prohibit students and school employees from engaging in any act of bullying. The bill also requires local school boards to implement policies and procedures for reporting, investigating, and addressing acts of bullying by July 1, 2014. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101895D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2013Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/31/2013Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1871.

Comments

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this bill that would define "bullying" and strengthen the current law requiring school divisions to enact policies against bullying.

ACLU-VA Students' Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this bill that would define "bullying" and strengthen the current law requiring school divisions to enact policies against bullying.