Christie Signs Anti-Bullying Measure into Law

Lawmakers sped the law's passage in 2010 after the high-profile suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, whose roommate used a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man

Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 9:00 PM EDT
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Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday announced an agreement to fix the state's anti-bullying law, which was struck down when a state panel found that complying would place an undue financial burden on school districts. News 4's Ida Siegal reports.

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Gov. Chris Christie has signed New Jersey's tough anti-bullying legislation into law.

The law — which requires schools to develop anti-harassment programs and review how bullying is handled — was set aside earlier this year after one small school district complained about the cost of training and materials.

A local mandates council agreed the law created a financial burden.

But lawmakers and Christie soon reached a deal for the state to provide $1 million in funding. The money will be awarded as reimbursement grants that districts can seek once they use up free training materials available online.

Lawmakers sped the law's passage in 2010 after the high-profile suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, whose roommate used a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man.

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