LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan likely will soon have a law requiring schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill requiring schools to adopt anti-bullying and harassment policies by a 35-2 vote.
The bill already has passed the House and will soon be sent to Gov. Rick Snyder. The Republican governor has said he wants the Legislature to approve an anti-bullying law.
The bill does not include a clause that critics say would have allowed religious-based verbal harassment. But it also is not detailed enough or include enough reporting requirements for some supporters of anti-bullying policies.
Michigan is one of only a few states without a state law requiring anti-bullying policies in schools. Efforts to pass a law have fizzled for years as Michigan lawmakers have disagreed over proposed contents.
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