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Pa. lawmaker introduces bill to combat bullying

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state's anti-bullying law.

Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) said his measure, known as the Pennsylvania Safe Schools (PASS) Act, would require school districts to report bullying incidents to the state.

The legislation would create an online database, run by the Department of Education, where districts would report the incidents.

The database would create a deadline for investigations and would generate reports and send email updates to school and state officials.

The bill would also mandate that all teachers take an online bullying prevention training program every five years.

Truitt introduced the PASS Act in 2012, but the term ended before the House took action.

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