Lawmakers to Consider Anti-Bullying Bill Initiated by Students

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Students, teachers, and administrators at a central Kentucky school that initiated an anti-bullying bill under consideration by lawmakers, are urging action in the last two days of the legislative session.

Democratic state Rep. Rita Smart of Richmond visited Madison Middle School earlier this year, and told them a bill proposing October be designated as Anti-Bullying Month in Kentucky would be considered.

The bill passed the House 99-0 in January, after students from the school traveled to the Capitol to testify before a committee, but it hasn't yet been called before the Senate.

Madison Middle School teacher Brandi Smith told The Richmond Register, students are contacting senators and urging community members to do the same.

To become law, the bill would have to get Senate approval on March 25 or 26.

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