2013 January 25
Throughout the past decade there has been a national trend of legislation on bullying. In 2002, the U.S. Secret Service released a study on school shootings (in the wake of the Columbine shooting) that stated “The prevalence of bullying found in this and other recent studies should strongly support ongoing efforts to reduce bullying in American schools.” Since then state legislatures across the country have considered, amended and proposed numerous bills on bullying. As of January 2012, 48 states had some sort of bullying legislation in effect.
Cyber bullying has been addressed in the legislation of 38 states according to a recent study
conducted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in February 2012. Cyber bullying is defined in most states as bullying that takes place online, through an electronic device such as a cell phone, or computer and does not involve face-to-face interaction. Cyber bullying has had a significant amount of news coverage particularly since a ...
2013 January 24
In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule concerning contraception.
2013 January 16
States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.
2012 December 22
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2012 December 14
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2012 December 01
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2012 November 28
The North Carolina General Assembly has biennial sessions with a regular long session in odd years and a short session held on even years.
2012 November 21
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2012 November 19
Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage.