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

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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.

    NJ Aims To Toughen Anti-Bullying Law

    [NY] NJ Aims To Toughen Anti-Bullying Law
    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. (Published Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012)

    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.

    Ex-Rutgers Student Convicted of Invasion of Privacy, Bias Intimidation

    [NY] Ex-Rutgers Student Convicted of Invasion of Privacy, Bias Intimidation
    The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's encounter with another man has been convicted of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in a case that drew attention to anti-gay bullying nationwide. (Published Friday, Mar 16, 2012)

    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.