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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 424
Bianca Walton Anti-Bullying Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to enact the "Bianca Walton Anti-Bullying Act"; to make certain changes relating to local school board policies regarding bullying in student codes of conduct; to provide that each local board of education shall establish a definition for "bullying"; to provide that policies relating to bullying behavior apply to students in kindergarten through grade 12; to require training on bullying behavior for certain school system personnel; to provide that local school systems provide information to the Department of Education on the number and disposition of bullying incidents reported; to provide for a model bullying policy by the Department of Education; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/14/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/09/2005 - House Hopper