(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D – Highland) is pleased to announce that his first bill, AB 34 concerning social bullying, was unanimously approved by the Senate. The bill has now cleared both legislative chambers and is expected to arrive on the Governor’s desk.
“This is a major achievement for students and families across California and especially in the 40th Assembly District. The tragic consequences of social bullying have hit our community hard and must be addressed. I look forward to seeing this bill continue through its process and hopefully end up as legislation,” said Assemblymember Ramos.
AB 34 addresses the issue of social bullying in our school systems by requiring schools and local education agencies to create a “Social Bullying and Harassment Prevention Handbook” that will be clearly posted online. This handbook will be a resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators and provide the schools’ social bullying policy, steps to take if a student is being bullied, and contact information for local agencies and advocacy groups.
The 40th Assembly District has had an unfortunate share of social bullying occur in its schools, culminating with 4 students dying by suicide in the first two weeks of the school year last August.
AB 34 will head back to the Assembly to approve technical amendments and will then head to the Governor’s desk.
For Immediate Release
Monday, August 26, 2019
Contact: Brendan Wiles (909) 476-5023
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Assemblymember James Ramos proudly represents the 40th Assembly district which includes Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, and San Bernardino.
Assemblymember James Ramos secured $16 million in state funding for the 40th Assembly District in the 2019-2020 State Budget. Click here to read more.