Rep. John M. Cabello

Filed: 4/9/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2786 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Attorney General Act is amended by adding
5Section 6.7 as follows:
6    (15 ILCS 205/6.7 new)
7    Sec. 6.7. School bullying and hazing hotline.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Bullying" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section
1027-23.7 of the School Code.
11    "Hazing" means an act of hazing as described in Section
1212C-50 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
13    (b) The Attorney General shall establish and maintain a
14single statewide toll-free telephone number which all
15school-aged children under the age of 18 may use to report
16alleged incidents of bullying or hazing that occur at their



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1school. Children who call the statewide toll-free telephone
2number to report an alleged incident of bullying or hazing may
3remain anonymous. Through the statewide toll-free telephone
4number, the Attorney General shall provide callers with
5information on how to handle an alleged incident of bullying or
6hazing. The information provided may include a list of
7available resources developed or provided by other federal or
8State agencies concerning bullying or hazing prevention. Upon
9receipt of a child's report of bullying or hazing, the Attorney
10General shall report the incident as soon as possible to the
11superintendent of the school district in which the child
12resides or, if the child attends a non-public school, the
13administrator of the non-public school. Reports made to the
14statewide toll-free telephone number concerning an alleged
15incident of bullying or hazing shall not initiate a child abuse
16or neglect investigation under the Abused and Neglected Child
17Reporting Act and shall not be transmitted to any Child
18Protective Services Unit.
19    The Attorney General shall inform all school districts and
20non-public schools in the State that school-aged children under
21the age of 18 may call the statewide toll-free telephone number
22established under this Section to report alleged incidents of
23bullying or hazing. The Attorney General shall also post on its
24website, in a relevant and conspicuous place, information on
25how a child can report an alleged incident of bullying or
26hazing to the statewide toll-free telephone number.".