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§6554. Prohibition on bullying in public schools: “‘Bullying’ includes, but is not limited to, a written, oral or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof directed at a student or students… ‘Bullying’ includes cyberbullying. [2011, c. 659, §3 (NEW).] ‘Cyberbullying’ means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, including, but not limited to, a transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted by the use of any electronic device, including, but not limited to, a computer, telephone, cellular telephone, text messaging device and personal digital assistant.” (http://www.mainelegislature.org/Legis/Statutes/20-A/title20-Asec6554.html)“

An Act to Prohibit Cyberbullying:” http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billpdfs/SP035501.pdf

P.L. 2005, Ch. 307: http://www.mainelegislature.org/ros/LOM/LOM122nd/8Pub301-350/Pub301-350-06.htm

Statute Title 20-A 1001.15H (2005): School officials must “establish procedures and policies to address bullying, harass­ment, and sexual harassment” (http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/20-A/title20-Asec1001.html)

SP035501: Current law requires each school board to adopt a policy that addresses injurious hazing. This bill defines “cyberbullying” as injurious hazing by any verbal, textual or graphic communication of any kind effected, created or transmitted by the use of any electronic device, including but not limited to a computer, telephone, cellular telephone, text messaging device and personal digital assistant. Punishment is up to the School Board.

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billpdfs/SP035501.pdf

Criminal electronic harassment (not expressly for electronic behaviors): http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/17-A/title17-Asec506-A.html