In the wake of national media coverage surrounding multiple student suicides, the New Jersey Legislature passed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” passed with nearly unanimous support in both houses on Nov. 22. Gov. Chris Christie signed the legislation as P.L. 2010, Chapter 122 (P.L. 2010, c.122), on Jan. 5. Summary of the law.  The law strengthened the state’s already existing anti-bullying legislation, and the new provisions will take full effect in the 2011-12 school year.   READ MORE