Legislative Update 6/10

Governor Branstad is already talking about legislative priorities for next year.  KCRG reports he plans to hold another state summit on bullying and to try to pass anti-bullying legislation next year.

Coverage of anti-bullying legislation from this year’s session on this blog is available here and includes some issues raised by proposed legislation and links to discussions at other blogs.

The First Amendment issues are of particular interest to me, and I recommend taking the time to read Eugene Volokh’s blog post on the issue in the context of a Minnesota “bullying” bill and his written testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights if you haven’t already.

Details of this year’s Bullying Prevention Summit will apparently be announced mid-August.

Videos from last year’s summit are available here (try searching for bullying) including:

  • 24/7 Bullying in the Digital Age
  • Sick from Bullying
  • Leadership Makes the Difference