Wed, 4 March 2015
The State Senate approved an anti-bullying measure spurred by the 2013 suicide of a teenager who was bullied at school. Albuquerque Senator Jacob Candelaria’s measure, the Carlos Vigil Memorial Act, would create a fund to be administered by the University Of New Mexico Board Of Regents and creates a five-member board to oversee grant applications to eradicate bullying in New Mexico schools, colleges and communities. Candelaria discussed the bill’s namesake during debate on the bill. The Senate ended up approving the bill on a 32 to zero vote. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports.