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Nevada Legislature Approves Anti-Bullying Bill Backed by Governor

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The Nevada Legislature has passed an omnibus anti-bullying measure supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval despite some Republican concerns that it was rushed.

Assembly members voted 36-6 on Wednesday to approve Senate Bill 504. The measure now heads to Sandoval's desk for final approval.

The bill revises the definition of bullying and creates a separate anti-bullying office within the Nevada Department of Education. It would also strengthen reporting requirements for bullying incidents, and create a 24-hour hotline and a website for submitting complaints.

Several Assembly Republicans complained they didn't have time to read the bill and wanted to delay the vote on the bill. The measure was approved out of committee on Tuesday and moved to a vote Wednesday. (AP)
To read more about bills in this session, click here.
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