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HB 1423, signed by governor on May 11, 2013 (Public Law 285) “‘bullying’ means overt, unwanted, repeated acts or gestures, including verbal or written communications or images transmitted  in any  manner (including digitally or electronically), physical acts committed, aggression, or any other behaviors, that are committed  by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or  harm the  other targeted student and create for the targeted student an objectively hostile school environment.” https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://static.openstates.org/documents/in/IND00057868&chrome=true

 

HB 1276: Amends the definition of “bullying” to include communications transmitted from an electronic communica­tions device or through a social networking web site. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2010/HB/HB1276.2.html

 

“By July 1 of each year, each school corporation shall submit a report to the department detailing the following information for the current school year for each school in the school corporation and for the entire school corporation: … (8) The number of reported bullying incidents involving a student of the school corporation by category.”

Senate Enrolled Act No. 285: http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2005/PDF/SE/SE0285.1.pdf

IC 20-30-5.5; IC 20-33-8-0.2; IC 20-33-8-13.5; IC 5-2-10.1-2; IC 5-2-10.1-11.12

See also: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title20/ar33/ch8.html

Criminal electronic harassment: INTIMIDATION AND OTHER OFFENSES RELATING TO COMMUNICATIONS