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Parnell Signs Crime, Electronic Bullying Bills

Published On: Jul 17 2014 06:02:52 AM AKDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 06:00:00 AM AKDT

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation that criminalizes cyber-bullying.

SB128, from Sen. Kevin Meyer, classifies as harassment the sending or publishing of electronic communications that insult or intimidate a minor in a way that that person is in fear of physical injury.

It was one of several bills signed by Parnell on Wednesday.

He also signed a bipartisan omnibus crime bill, which is aimed at reducing the number of reoffenders.