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Nonini Says Why He Sat On Bully Bill

House Education Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, defended his decision not to hear the (anti-bullying) bill. “We had a hearing on that last year, and it was somewhat of a contentious hearing,” he said. “I talked to  (Senate Education) Chairman (John) Goedde early in the session and said I wasn't interested in seeing a bullying bill over here.” The bill came through the Senate Judiciary Committee this year. Nonini said, “I'm not hearing that it's a big problem — I'm sure there's isolated instances, for sure, but I think the districts have policies to deal with those.” He added, “Some of my committee members asked if we could just get by another year without hearing another bullying bill”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Are you buying what Nonini's selling here re: not wanting to get into contentious hearing?

Nonini Sitting On Anti-Bullying Bill

Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, tried a parliamentary maneuver in the House this morning to pull SB 1358, the Senate-passed anti-bullying bill, out of the House Education Committee, where Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, hasn't held a hearing on it. Nonini argued against the move. “I have talked about SB 1358 with my committee members, and I believe the best place for that Senate bill to sit right now is in the Education Committee,” he told the House/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Do you support Nonini's attempt to kill the anti-bullying bill?

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