LANSING, Mich. - Proposed legislation would require Michigan public schools to adopt anti-bullying policies, according to an Associated Press report.

The House Education Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill intended to protect students from harassment, the AP said in a report published in The (Port Huron) Times Herald. A vote is expected next week.

State lawmakers have considered various anti-bullying proposals for a decade, according to AP, but none have become state law. Supporters say schools should be required to do more to provide a safe environment for students and to investigate complaints, AP reported.

The (Port Huron) Times Herald, "Michigan lawmakers again examine school bullying," April 22, 2010

Michigan Votes, "2009 House Bill 4580 (Require school bullying policies)."