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After criticism, HB 2549 is abruptly pulled

Ryan Garner

In an attempt to curb cyber-bullying, Arizona House Bill 2549 was unanimously passed on March 28, receiving 30 ‘ayes’ in the House.

However, following a spike in Internet criticism, bill sponsor Ted Vogt stopped the Bill before it was signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

Co-sponsor of the bill, Vic Williams, commented in a New Times blog saying, “I can see the conspiracy (theorists) have their tin-foil hats on tonight. HB 2549 is being chased down by the ‘black-helicopter’ crowd.

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