kentucky

HB 370 (introduced Feb 7, 2012) includes cyberbullying: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11rs/hb370.htm Also allows students to express opinions on sexual orientation based on religious beliefs.

Criminal statute: 525.080 (Harassing communications): Chapter 125, H.B. 91; “Communicates, while enrolled as a student in a local school district, with or about another school student, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, the Internet, telegraph, mail, or any other form of electronic or written communication in a manner which a reasonable person under the circumstances should know would cause the other stu­dent to suffer fear of physical harm, intimidation, humiliation, or embarrassment and which serves no purpose of legiti­mate communication.” Punishment is a Class B misdemeanor.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statrev/ACTS2008/0125.pdf; Each local board of education shall be responsible for formulating a code of acceptable behavior and discipline to apply to the students in each school operated by the board.

SB228, April 19, 2016: As used in this section, “bullying” means any unwanted verbal, physical, or social behavior among students that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and is repeated or has the potential to be repeated:

  1. That occurs on school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored event; or
  2. That disrupts the education process.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16rs/SB228.htm

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16RS/SB228/bill.pdf