Oneida County Officials Back Cyberbullying Legislation
Oneida County officials, including County Executive Anthony Picente, District Attorney Scott McNamara and Sheriff Rob Maciol, are calling for the passage of an anti-cyber bullying law.
The legislation is sponsored by legislator Harmony Speciale.
It would make cyberbullying a misdemeanor with a fine of $500 to $1,000 and/or one year in prison.
McNamara says he hopes the new law will serve a deterrent.
County lawmakers will vote on the legislation at their November 13th meeting.
Four other counties in the state have similar anti-cyberbullying laws.