Measure Will Strengthen Law on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

WALL, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini which seeks to combat bullying has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

The measure establishes the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” that applies to bullying at school, near school, on school buses, and cyberbullying and requires schools to address any reported acts of bullying.

“I applaud the Governor for signing this important legislation into law and taking action against bullying in New Jersey,” said Angelini. “The ‘Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights’ demonstrates that New Jersey will no longer tolerate any form of bullying and will make every effort to keep our children safe from harassment, intimidation, and bullying.”

The “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” expands on current law by protecting students that are bullied for any reason, holding schools accountable for reporting all incidences of bullying immediately, and strengthens suicide prevention training for teachers to include information on the relationship between bullying and suicide.

Bill A-3466 is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen).