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Anti-Bulling Bill Stalled In Iowa House

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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.

 

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