Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 5, by striking lines 28-41 and inserting:
/ (C) The provisions of this article shall apply equally to an act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying by students, school administrators, teachers, employees, or volunteers.
(D) This article may not be construed to permit school officials to punish student expression or speech based on an undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance or out of a desire to avoid the discomfort and unpleasantness that always accompany an unpopular viewpoint.
(E) Nothing in this article may be construed to require an exhaustion of the administrative complaint process before civil or criminal law remedies may be pursued regarding bullying or harassing behavior.
(F) The provisions of this article are severable, and if any provision of this article is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity does not affect other provisions of this article which can be given effect without the invalid provision.
(G) Nothing in this act may be construed to create any /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.