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Ohio Cyber-Bullying Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:14 PM

A bill that advocates say would strengthen efforts to prevent online and offline bullying in Ohio schools is now heading to Gov. John Kasich's desk.

HB 116, the Jessica Logan Act, requires school districts to establish cyber-bullying policies and to annually teach students and teachers and inform parents about their overall bullying policies. It's named for a Cincinnati teenager who committed suicide after being harassed over nude photos she sent to a former boyfriend.

The Ohio House approved Senate amendments to the original bill on a 91-4 vote. The "no" votes were Representatives John Adams (R-Sidney), Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon).

Cincinnati TV station WLWT reports that Kasich plans to sign HB 116 into law.

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