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2011 Senate Bill 137: Require school bullying policies
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones R-Grand Ledge on February 10, 2011
To require schools to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying which meets standards specified in the bill, including banning conduct that “motivated by animus or by an actual or perceived characteristic”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on February 10, 2011
Reported in the Senate on March 17, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 17, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 5, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S­1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 2, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details and adds that this would not prohibit "a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 2, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson D-Westland on November 2, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that requires an anti-bullying policy that enumerates specific characteristics including gender, race and sexual orientation, and does not exempt "a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction".
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on November 2, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require schools to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying “motivated by animus or by an actual or perceived characteristic,” but not one enumerating specific characteristics, including gender, race and sexual orientation. The bill would not prohibit "a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction".
Received in the House on November 2, 2011
Referred to the House Education Committee on November 2, 2011

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