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.

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

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

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