Bullying legislation signed into law

LANSING — State Sen. Rick Jones (left), R-Grand Ledge, and state Rep. Phil Potvin (right), R-Cadillac, joined Gov. Rick Snyder at the Capitol Tuesday as he signed Public Act 241 of 2011 (House Bill 4163) into law.

The new law requires that all Michigan schools implement an anti-bullying policy. Both lawmakers had a student commit suicide in their district, and earlier this year they made it a goal to pass an anti-bullying bill. 

"I'm very happy that this bill has been signed into law", said Jones, “It has been a privilege to work with Representative Potvin in order to accomplish our goal."

Editor’s note: The above photograph of State Rep. Potvin, Sen. Jones and Gov. Snyder is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s photowire at: http://www.MISenateGOP.com/Photowire2/24/20111206_162429_24_tn.jpg