Perinton, N.Y. - Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks signed a new cyberbullying bill into law Monday morning.
The measure defines cyberbullying as harassment or intimidation through electronic means.
People who violate the misdemeanor charge will face up to a $1,000 fine, and/or up to a year in jail.
"Today, I am proud to stand before you as I sign 'Prohibiting Cyber Bullying in Monroe County' into law," said Brooks. "This historic piece of legislation will surely send a clear, direct message to those who engage in this deplorable behavior that it will never, ever be tolerated here in Monroe County. The signing of this law will serve as encouragement to victims and their families that the hearts and minds of Monroe County's youth with be protected, no matter where cyber bully attacks originate from."