Sen. Jones heralds passage of House anti-bullying bill

LANSING — State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was proud to see the Michigan House of Representatives approve an anti-bullying measure Thursday.

“I have been working closely with Representative Potvin to get an anti-bullying bill approved by the Legislature,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “We have both had suicides in our districts and I hope this measure can help prevent future tragedies.”

Known as “Matt’s Safe School Law,” House Bill 4163 would require schools to adopt a policy that prohibits bullying at school.

Under the proposed law, all school district boards would have to implement an anti-bullying policy within six months of the proposed law becoming statute.

“I look forward to supporting this bill when it reaches the Senate,” Jones said. “No child should have to endure bullying while at school.”