Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed new legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania school districts’ ability to crack down on hazing, and require school boards to adopt anti-hazing policy. House Bill 1574, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, amends the current Anti-Hazing Law of 1986.“This expansion of the current anti-hazing law, which currently applies only to institutes of higher education, is a huge step in keeping Pennsylvania students protected from bullying and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “Children need to feel safe during the school day, as well as after school, in order to achieve the highest educational success. This bill will allow schools take necessary steps to help ensure that.”HB 1574 takes several steps to address hazing issues in schools:• Expands the current law to apply to secondary schools, defined as any public or private school providing instruction to grades 7 through 12• Amends the definition of hazing to apply the prohibited behaviors to any person, rather than only a student• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to adopt a written anti-hazing policy and to provide this policy, along with the school’s rules, penalties, and program enforcement, to all athletic coaches involved with the school’s programs• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to post its written anti-hazing policy on its website• Amends the enforcement and penalties subsection of the law to provide that expulsion may also be a penalty for a violation of the institution’s anti-hazing rulesThe new law will take effect on July 25, 2016.Governor Wolf also signed four other bills into law, including:Act 28 – House Bill 944, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act streamlining operation of neighborhood improvement districts, within cities of the first class.Act 29 – House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, repeals a 1903 law that was moved by a subsequent statute but was never repealed.Act 30 – House Bill 1310, sponsored by Rep. Donatucci, amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.Act 32 – House Bill 1788, sponsored by Rep. White, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act providing for special financing assessments. Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law May 24, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Coach Sure Elite Runners ‘ll Boost Lagos Media Marathon

first_imgNigeria’s foremost long distance race Coach, Nuhu Stephen, has commended the organisers of the first Lagos Media Marathon.While commending the initiative, Coach Nuhu who handles most of the country’s top long-distance runners including the likes of Deborah Pam gave assurances of a large turnout of elite runners for the maiden media race.Pam made history at the 2019 Lagos City Marathon; finishing among the top 10 runners. The Plateau State-based coach said it was a welcome development that media practitioners were going a step further in promoting sports outside their usual writing and reportage.“This is a very commendable initiative, most of the runners previously thought that the race was just for journalists but since the general public is welcomed, they would be coming in large numbers from this Northern region to Lagos,” the coach said.Coach Nuhu who has always been an advocate of better attention to long distance runners because of their enormous potentials which is yet to be fully tapped into thanked Lagos State for taking the big step again by adding another race to the growing calendar of road races in the country.“You know I have always said that Long distance runners need more attention and competitions to fulfil their potentials, I am happy that we are making progress and Lagos is doing well in this regard,”the coach stated.The registration for the Lagos Media Marathon is still ongoing on its official website, forms are being collected at various designated centres including the Teslim Balogun Stadium and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos branch Office at the National Stadium in SurulereOver six million Naira will be won by various winners in the maiden Lagos Media Marathon fixed for May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more