Thursday, May 7, 2009

NC Senate Passes the School Violence Prevention Act!

We are thrilled to announce that the NC Senate passed the School Violence Prevention Act (Bullying Bill) on Wednesday.  The final vote on this important legislation was 26 Yes and 22 No.

This bill passed out of the Senate with the enumerated categories which include students with developmental disabilities.

This victory would not have been possible without the strong support of advocates across the state.  

SB 526: School Violence Prevention Act will now go to the House.  Although there was strong support for this bill in the House last session, our work is far from over. We will need your voices and your advocacy to move this bill through two more committees and a floor vote.

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