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New Jersey passes nation’s toughest anti-bullying law
September 1, 2011

In part a response to the suicide of gay Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, New Jersey passed “The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” the strictest law of its kind in the country. It requires principals to investigate incidents within one day of their reporting, with support from anti-bullying coordinators and a designated “safety team.” Superintendents must file biannual reports with the state capital for evaluation. As one Queerty commenter said at the time, “This is a game changer.”