HONOLULU (KHON2) — Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 52: Relating to Bullying of Youth on Friday, Feb. 10 around 2 p.m.
According to the City and County of Honolulu, the measure was introduced by Councilmember Augie Tulba at the request of the Blangiardi administration.
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This bill is intended to prevent bullying in children and teens in:
- City programs on City property
- Prevent retaliation against those who report bullying
- establish City policies and procedures necessary to provide protection
“We know that bullying can leave a life-long impact on our keiki and cannot be tolerated,” said Mayor Blangiardi. “Bill 52 shows the City’s commitment to ensuring that all our youth feel safe and protected when participating in City programs. It is our responsibility to provide our young people with a place where they feel welcomed and valued for all the qualities that make every child unique.”
Mayor Blangiardi signed the bill at Asing Park in Ewa.
“As the parent of children who have been bullied, I feel humbled and proud to be part of the process that will prevent and address the bullying of youth in City programs and on City properties,” Honolulu City Council Member Augie Tulba. “We strive to be a City that is dedicated to promoting a culture of respect, acceptance, and aloha, and this bill will make the future just a little bit brighter for youth who participate in our City programs.”
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To view the press conference regarding today’s singing, click here or here for a signed version of the bill.