DES MOINES — One of the bills that appears to be dead in the Iowa Legislature this week is an effort backed by Gov. Terry Branstad to crack down on online bullying.
Branstad said Thursday that he's still hopeful there might be action on the issue during the legislative session, but the cyberbullying bill did not survive a procedural deadline.
While major initiatives such as health care, education policy and property tax reductions remain alive, other proposals appear dead this session.
Among them are bills that would require schools to test for radon, mandate suicide prevention training for teachers, make the names of gun permit holders private and make it harder for government officials to seize land for the development of lakes. — AP
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