Klein's bill says "harassing a child using electronic communication" would fall under 3rd Degree Stalking, punishable with up to a year in prison. If that harassment caused suicide, the bully could face 2nd Degree Manslaughter charges and up to 15 years in prison.
"Do something about your children, control your children," Klein said at the news conference outside the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. "Otherwise they're going to be punished under a very tough New York State statute."
Because bullies exist beyond New York State, others think federal legislation is needed.