SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have approved a measure targeting teen suicide and school bullying.
The Senate voted 27-1 Wednesday to approve the measure.
Under the measure, the state would require school officials to notify parents in writing if their children bully others or threaten suicide.
Under the bill, parents would sign off to acknowledge a bullying incident or suicide threat. The measure forbids schools from giving out that information for studies or to anyone other than legal guardians of the student.
The push follows a handful of high-profile teen suicides in the state.
Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake City, says she hopes the legislation will curtail an upward trend of teen suicide in Utah.
The House must approve the measure and the governor must sign it for the bill to take effect.