After defeat, DFLers to continue push for bullying billby Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Advocates for a stronger anti-bullying law in Minnesota say they'll continue their fight, even after state senators rejected such a measure last week.
Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said his measure would revamp requirements on the harassment and bullying policies districts must have. It would also require training for school employees to better identify and address bullying.
"We're going to keep raising this issue; we're going to continue to ask for hearings," Dibble said. "We had the vote; it was disappointing, but we're going to keep rolling."
The state Senate rejected Dibble's bill last week, with most Republicans voting no. Opponents said the state's current requirements are sufficient and there's no need to put more requirements on local school districts.