Bill Status of HB3582 99th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-BULLYING HOTLINE
Rep. Silvana Tabares, Arthur Turner, Jerry Costello, II, Daniel V. Beiser and Martin J. Moylan
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Children and Family Services, to establish a bullying hotline for students, parents, teachers, and other parties to report any violence happening on school property, on a school bus, or over the Internet via cyber-bullying. Provides that the hotline shall consist of a statewide, toll-free telephone number, with voicemail capabilities provided after working hours. Provides that the State Board shall also maintain an Internet website for reports to be submitted online. Requires the State Board to adopt rules to implement these provisions.