On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland signed a bill prohibiting electronic harassment of a minor based on sex, race, or sexual orientation. Violators of this newly enacted law would be fined $500, or would face a year in jail.
This new law, Grace’s Law, was named after Grace McComas, of Howard County who killed herself on Easter of 2012. Her death was the result of vicious cyberbullying, which the state legislature feels could be further avoided by the new law passed.

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