Michigan House OKs anti-bullying bill for schools
Thu, 13 May 2010 21:11:34 GMT —
LANSING, Mich. - The state House has passed legislation that would require Michigan schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.
The Democratic-led House passed the bill 76-29 Thursday. The bill now goes to the Republican-led Senate.
Similar measures have been introduced by Michigan lawmakers for nearly a decade without gaining final approval and becoming state law.
Supporters say the new legislation has been altered and has a better chance at passage this year. But some members of both parties say they were upset with parts of the House-approved version.
Supporters of the legislation say several bullying-related suicides have occurred in Michigan in the past decade.
The anti-bullying legislation is House Bill 4580.