Lawmakers to consider bill initiated by students

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Students, teachers and administrators at a central Kentucky school that initiated an anti-bullying bill under consideration by lawmakers are urging action in the last two days of the legislative session.

Democratic state Rep. Rita Smart of Richmond visited Madison Middle School earlier this year and told them that a bill proposing October be designated as Anti-Bullying Month in Kentucky would be considered. The bill passed the House 99-0 in January after students from the school traveled to the Capitol to testify before a committee, but hasn't yet been called before the Senate.

Madison Middle School teacher Brandi Smith told The Richmond Register that students are contacting senators and urging community members to do the same.

To become law, the bill would have to get Senate approval on March 25 or 26.

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