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SC State session comes to an end, bullying bill dies with it

SC State Session comes to an end, bullying bill dies with it SC State Session comes to an end, bullying bill dies with it
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina statehouse session has adjourned and with it the state's chance at a bullying bill has died.

The “B.P. Act”, which stands for bullying prevention, would have required schools to notify the parents of the accused bully and the victim about the incident.

It would also require the school to fully investigate the accusations and eventually hold a meeting between all parties involved, according to Rep. Samuel Rivers Jr., who represents Berkeley and Charleston counties.

Rivers was sponsoring the bill.

The bill got stalled in the Senate and never made it out of committee.

One Lowcountry mom said she was hoping the bill would have been signed into law.

Bianca Brown said her son was bullied so severely he tried to take his own life.

He's only 11.

Brown said this kind of bill could not only help her son, but all kids who suffer from being bullied.

"it needs to go through. It's important not just to us as parents but it's important to our kids who are going through bullying at this time," said Brown.

The bill's sponsor said he plans on refiling this bill again next year with the hope it goes through.

Live 5 News Anchor Bill Sharpe testified on behalf of the bill.

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