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30 March 2010

Georgia House Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

The Georgia House today proved once more that no bill is dead until the Speaker hammers the gavel down sine die.

House Bill 927 --the anti-bullying bill sponsored by state Rep. Mike Jacobs-- did not cross over on the thirtieth legislative day, putting its prospects of passing in jeopardy.

However, Rep. Jacobs offered an amendment to Senate Bill 250 that essentially attached his anti-bullying legislation to the underlying bill.

The House approved Jacobs' amendment on a vote of 95 to 55, resurrecting the anti-bullying bill and sending it to the Senate.

SB 250, as amended, passed the House 119 to 45.