10:41 am March 30, 2010, by Nancy Badertscher
The Georgia House passed a controversial bill designed to give more strength to the state’s anti-bullying laws.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta) didn’t make it through the House by last Friday’s Crossover Day, the deadline for measures to clear one chamber.
But the bill on Tuesday made it through as an amendment to a measure dealing with school bus safety.
The amendment was approved 95 to 55, and the bill then cleared 119 to 45.
House members previously considered, but tabled the bullying legislation.
Rep. Carolyn Hughley (D-Columbus) said the measure was needed and timely.
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