Anti-Bulling Bill Stalled In Iowa House - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Anti-Bulling Bill Stalled In Iowa House

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:12:09 GMT
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
  • Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:33:06 GMT
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
  • Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:47:39 GMT
    Officials say a lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Bettendorf on Monday. Crews were called to the 1080 39th Street around 10:36 p.m.More >>
    Officials say a lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Bettendorf on Monday. Crews were called to the 1080 39th Street around 10:36 p.m.More >>

 

An anti-bullying bill has stalled in the Iowa State House for the second year in a row.

Part of the bill would have required parents be notified by their child's school of any bullying, including online, but Republican leadership informed lawmakers yesterday.
     
The bill would not be allowed to come to the house floor for debate. That's despite the support the bill has received from Democrats, 
  
Some Republicans and Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

"Everybody seemed to be on the same page with trying to get this bill onto the next phase. Most of the language had been agreed to prior to any of the major votes or debates, and I think all signals were there to move it forward."

"Some of these laws do not get the job done. You can't really legislate change of hearts and lives, and their beliefs. I'm not sure that that's under the authority of the school to be involved with that type of thing when it's outside of the school."

One lawmaker says even though the bill has died the language within it can still move forward, if it's attached to another piece of legislation.

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.