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Bill to create crime for cyberbullying moves forward

5 years ago April 20, 2010 Apr 20, 2010 Tuesday, April 20 2010 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:48:41 AM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica Dunne

A bill to create the crime of cyberbullying now goes to the house floor.  The proposed law, sponsored by Rep. Roy Burrell, defines cyberbullying as communication meant to harm or embarrass another person.

 Penalties for a first offense would be $500, up to six months in jail, or both.  Second and third offenses would have steeper penalties.

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