Democratic State Rep. Chris Hall, of Sioux City, said the 2014 legislative session might be an easier time to enact new bullying legislation. He noted that during the most recent session lawmakers grappled with some big policy issues — property taxes, education spending and Medicaid expansion — which left little time for focus on this issue.
"Knowing a number of big ticket issues were taken off the table last year, I think it provides the opportunity to bring the issue forward. I get the sense the governor is being proactive," Hall said. "The odds are the governor may have a bill I would like to support."