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Bill Defining 'Bullying' Clears House Committee, Advances

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A bill aimed at establishing a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky's public schools is headed toward the state House after clearing a committee. 

The measure drew bipartisan support while being advanced by the House Education Committee on Wednesday. 

The bill's lead sponsor is Republican Senator Danny Carroll of Paducah. Carroll says the standardized definition would provide schools with more guidance in identifying and stopping bullying. He says the definition would be incorporated into codes of conduct at schools, and would allow schools to accurately report the number of bullying incidents.

The House committee made no changes to the bill. The proposal has already passed the Senate. If it passes the full House with no changes, it would go to Governor Matt Bevin.

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