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  • Gene Myers Morristown Daily Record

Governor Murphy signs anti-bullying bill inspired by Rockaway girl, boosting penalties for parents

Anti-bullying penalties will increase for New Jersey parents, and school districts face new reporting requirements after Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill inspired by Morris County's Mallory Grossman.

Murphy signed the bipartisan measure into law on Monday, according to two of its sponsors, state Sens. Joseph Pennacchio of Morris County and Patrick Diegnan of Middlesex County.

The legislation was championed for years by the parents of Mallory Grossman, a 12-year-old from Rockaway Township who took her own life in 2017, after what her family said was relentless bullying online and at her middle school. Click here to read more.


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