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HB 2415 - Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

David Gowan, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes policies and procedures to be used in cases of harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits students from harassing others on school grounds, bus stops, at school-sponsored events, and through the use of electronic technology or electronic communication on school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists (Sec. 1).
  • Requires schools to take the following measures, not limited to (Sec. 1):
    • Implement a procedure for students, parents, and school district employees to confidentially report incidents of harassment, intimidation, or bullying;
    • Create disciplinary procedures for employees who fail to report suspected incidents that are known to the employee; 
    • Provide students with a written copy of the rights, protections, and support services available to a pupil who is an alleged victim of harassment; and
    • Create procedures designed to protect the health and safety of pupils who are physically harmed as the result of incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (38-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill enforcing new requirements on reporting incidents of bullying in schools.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits students from harassing others on school grounds, bus stops, at school-sponsored events, and through the use of electronic technology or electronic communication on school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists (Sec. 1).
  • Requires schools to take the following measures, not limited to (Sec. 1):
    • Implement a procedure for students, parents, and school district employees to confidentially report incidents of harassment, intimidation, or bullying;
    • Create disciplinary procedures for employees who fail to report suspected incidents that are known to the employee; 
    • Provide students with a written copy of the rights, protections, and support services available to a pupil who is an alleged victim of harassment; and
    • Create procedures designed to protect the health and safety of pupils who are physically harmed as the result of incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools

Sponsors

  • Margaret 'Lynne' Pancrazi (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anna Tovar (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kimberly Yee (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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