“David’s Law” has taken one big step closer to becoming a reality.
“The (Texas) Senate just came together regardless of party affiliation and they all agreed that it was a problem. Several people had input, so it was a collaborative effort” Matt Molak said of the bill named in honor of his son David, who committed suicide after being relentlessly cyber bullied.
“They put their focus on protecting kids, and the result was a 31 to nothing vote” Molak added.
The final bill passed by the Senate did undergo some changes, but Molak is convinced it is a good bill–and certainly a good start.
“There’s important parts in the ed code, civil section and criminal section that together we think can make a difference” Molak said.
The focus will soon shift to the Texas House, where Molak is hopeful the bill will soon get to the Floor–though that version has been changed quite a bit.
“Some of them (changes) are pretty substantial, so we’re hoping through amendments we get some of that back in once it goes to the full House” Molak said.
The San Antonio City Council is expected to vote Thursday on a Resolution supporting the adoption of David’s Law.