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HB 2599 - Expanding School Bullying Law - Oregon Key Vote

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Title: Expanding School Bullying Law

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the legal definition of "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" as it relates to school environments by including "interfering with the psychological well-being of a student" in the definition and by specifying that bullying may be based on the "protected class status" of a person.

Highlights:

-Defines "protected class" as a group of persons distinguished (or perceived to be distinguished) by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, familial status, source of income, or disability (Sec. 1). -Requires school districts to include in their policies prohibiting bullying and cyberbullying a statement outlining the scope of the policy (Sec. 2).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expanding School Bullying Law

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the legal definition of "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" as it relates to school environments by including "interfering with the psychological well-being of a student" in the definition and by specifying that bullying may be based on the "protected class status" of a person.

Highlights:

-Defines "protected class" as a group of persons distinguished (or perceived to be distinguished) by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, familial status, source of income, or disability (Sec. 1). -Requires school districts to include in their policies prohibiting bullying and cyberbullying a statement outlining the scope of the policy (Sec. 2).

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