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SB 526 - Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

Thom Tillis voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Thom Tillis made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits bullying behavior in schools, including bullying motivated by gender identity or sexual orientation, and establishes guidelines for the prevention of such behavior.

Highlights:
-Mandates that any school employee who witnesses bullying on school property, at any school-sponsored event, or on a school bus must report it to the appropriate school official, and states that students or volunteers who witness the same should report it to the appropriate official (Sec. 1). -Requires each school administrative unit to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying by December 31, 2009, including procedures for reporting and investigation of acts of bullying, a definition of bullying and harassment no less inclusive than included in this act, and consequences and remedial action for individuals found to have committed acts of bullying (Sec. 1). -Provides that a local school administrative unit may, if it wishes, establish a definition of bullying or a policy for its prevention more inclusive than that included in this act (Sec. 1). -Provides that a victim of bullying or harassment may pursue redress through any other available civil or criminal law, independently of the provisions of this act (Sec. 1). -Establishes that nothing in this act may be construed to create any protected class, suspect category or preference beyond those already established by law (Sec. 1). -Provides that the act will first become applicable at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits bullying behavior in schools, including bullying motivated by gender identity or sexual orientation, and establishes guidelines for the prevention of such behavior.

Highlights:
-Mandates that any school employee who witnesses bullying on school property, at any school-sponsored event, or on a school bus must report it to the appropriate school official, and states that students or volunteers who witness the same should report it to the appropriate official (Sec. 1). -Requires each school administrative unit to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying by December 31, 2009, including procedures for reporting and investigation of acts of bullying, a definition of bullying and harassment no less inclusive than included in this act, and consequences and remedial action for individuals found to have committed acts of bullying (Sec. 1). -Provides that a local school administrative unit may, if it wishes, establish a definition of bullying or a policy for its prevention more inclusive than that included in this act (Sec. 1). -Provides that a victim of bullying or harassment may pursue redress through any other available civil or criminal law, independently of the provisions of this act (Sec. 1). -Establishes that nothing in this act may be construed to create any protected class, suspect category or preference beyond those already established by law (Sec. 1). -Provides that the act will first become applicable at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools

Sponsors

  • Julia Catherine Boseman (NC - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Albertson (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Cole 'Bob' Atwater (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel G. 'Dan' Clodfelter (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charlie Smith Dannelly (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Katie G. Dorsett (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda D. Garrou (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eleanor G. 'Ellie' Kinnaird (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon 'Vern' Malone (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William R. 'Bill' Purcell (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Shaw (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David F. Weinstein (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
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