Regional
11:48 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Anti-Bullying Bill Stalled In Senate

Frankfort, KY – Youngsters who are bullied in school may have to learn to put up with it, defend themselves or make friends with their tormentor.
An anti-bullying bill was passed unanimously in the House two weeks ago but is now stalled in the Senate.
Republican senate leaders say a state law on school bullying is unnecessary and will not solve the problem. Supporters of the measure are leading a last-ditch effort to get the bill out of the Senate Education Committee.
Senate floor leader Dan Kelly of Springfield believes anti-bullying efforts must begin in homes and churches. It's the third time legislators and various educational advocacy groups have attempted to bring an anti-bullying policy into legislation.