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.