The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

February 22, 2014

Ensuring top priorities get attention

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Making sure that all Iowa citizens have equal access to high-speed Internet is crucial to economic development.

SSB3149 tackles the bullying issue in our schools. The bill expands the definition of bullying in state policy to specifically include electronic and social networking media. The bill requires a school district to adopt specific procedures regarding investigation of actions that produce a negative school impact for a student, regardless of whether it occurs on or off school property.

Our children deserve to go to school free to learn in a safe environment.

These are only three of many, many bills that passed through committee this week. Please let me know your thoughts on these bills and any other legislation under considered this session. You can access these bills at www.legis.iowa.gov.

You can also contact me at (563) 210-1252.

Senator Rita Hart represents Clinton County and northern Scott County in the Iowa Senate.

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