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Proposed anti-harassment bill named for Tyler Clementi
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2010, 2:37 AM
BY PATRICIA ALEX
THE RECORD
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In the wake of the suicide of a college student from Ridgewood, New Jerseys congressional delegation is pushing a bill that would require all colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place and would provide funding for anti-bullying programs.

The Clementi family consented to the use of Tylers name for the legislation, which would require all colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place and would provide funding for anti-bullying programs.

Most, if not all, of the states schools already have such policies and programs in place. But advocates said the legislation will make sure strong measures are enforced at schools nationwide and will heighten awareness about the growing threat of cyber bullying.

The legislation was introduced by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-Cliffside Park, and Rep. Rush Holt, D-Hopewell, on Thursday. It is called the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, in memory of the Rutgers University student from Ridgewood ...

http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/111810_Proposed_a...
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