Though bullying is a scourge, a piece of legislation which would statutorily create an “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” drew our opposition over concerns about its breadth, including provisions which would substantially increase the role of law enforcement personnel on school campuses and greatly expand the offenses under which a student could be given an out-of-school suspension or expelled. We noted that such harsh disciplinary protocols would likely disproportionately and negatively impact students of color and LGBTQ students and urged rejection of the legislation.

Sponsors

Representative William O'Brien

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Oppose