Maine Education Committee Advances Anti-Bullying Bill

The Education Committee of the Maine Legislature has advanced an anti-bullying bill (LD 1237) that enumerates protections based on sexual orientation. A similar bill faltered last year, but Rep. Terry Morrison (D) is optimistic that some of the technical hurdles have been overcome. The bill would create a model bullying policy for all Maine schools, which under current law can define their own student codes of conduct.