Michigan governor signs anti-bullying measure

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LANSING, Mich. -

 

A governor who remembers being bullied from elementary school through college for being a “nerd” has made Michigan the 48th state to have an anti-bullying law on the books.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday giving schools six months to put anti-bullying policies into place. He called it “long overdue.”

Michigan landed in the national spotlight recently after GOP senators passed an anti-bullying bill that included a clause saying the legislation didn’t “prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.”

Democrats say the exceptions would have made it even easier to bully.

The House and Senate last week passed a version without that language.

Efforts to pass a law fizzled for years until Snyder this spring urged lawmakers to get an anti-bullying law on the books..

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