All of us at Rainbow Rabbit have been active in trying to get local members of Congress to do their part in regards to establishing laws against bullying. This article explains how this could soon become a reality in one state. Fingers crossed!
Two state legislators who are sponsoring bills addressing children’s issues also reintroduced three bills on bullying last week.
State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne County, introduced House Bill 1185, which seeks to raise awareness through a new special license plate, and House Bill 1183, which requires that teacher training include bullying awareness and prevention.
House Bill 1147, introduced by state Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery County, expands the bullying policy for public schools and mandates certain actions that schools must take to ensure their policies regarding this matter are effective.
Also, Briggs introduced a bill requiring school district develop physical fitness programs that give children at least 30 minutes of “moderate to vigorous” exercise every school day.
Boback’s House Bill 1185 directed PennDOT, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Office for Safe Schools, to design and produce a Bullying Awareness and Prevention registration plate to be offered to vehicle owners.
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