2017 Senate Bill 443

Revise definition of school “bullying”

Introduced in the Senate

June 8, 2017

Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R-35)

To revise the definition of “bullying” in a state law mandating that schools adopt response policies, by expanding it to include an action that “involves a real or perceived power imbalance between pupils.” The bill also adds a requirement that certain behaviors be “repeated” to meet the definition.

Referred to the Committee on Education