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Anti Bullying Bill Passes in the General Assembly

Anti Bullying Bill Passes in the General Assembly

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In 2013, Diane Kephart was killed by a former boyfriend in Antioch.

The Illinois Senate honored her memory by voting for a bill that would allow courts to make GPS monitoring and risk-assessment counseling conditions of bail for domestic violence cases.

Senators also voted for a bill that, its sponsor said, should make it easier to implement the previously passed legislation for anti-bullying policies. Most of the debate centered on how and whether families could opt out of such programs.

H.B. 5707 (bullying) passed the Senate, 37-18, and returns to the House for concurrence.

H.B. 3744 (“Diane’s Law”) passed the Senate, 56-0, and returns to the House for concurrence.

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