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Legislation that would crack down on cyberbullies is being delayed in the State Assembly.

State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer proposed a bill that would make it a misdemeanor crime for people to repeatedly harass or antagonize others on the internet or by means of cell phone.

Ranzenhofer said the bill was already passed in the senate.

"Very often with this legistation and other important legislation along these lines often gets held up in the assembly, because of much more liberal views about crime and punishment and the appropriate way of dealing with this particular issue," said Ranzenhofer. 

Ranzenhofer said something must be done to address the issue. He said he’s hopeful that some type of legislation on cyberbullying will be passed by the end of the legislative session in mid-June. 

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# Wayne
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:47 PM
If you hide behind a computer and tell lies about people, you should go to jail period. There are websites like Topix that serve no purpose other to bully.

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