TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Senate is one step closer to passing a bill that would for the first time include cyberbullying under the state’s anti-bullying law.
The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the bill (SB 626) on Monday by a unanimous vote. The House has already passed its own version of the bill.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
The bill is set to extend protection from bullying when it’s done online. According to the bill, bullying using computers off school grounds has to “substantially interfere with or limit” a student’s in-school activities to be covered or causes disruptions in the educational process.READ MORE: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
Florida would be the 17th state to enact a cyberbullying law the bill ultimately passes.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
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