SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, passed her first bill in the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday, a measure aimed at reducing school bullying and helping students who are victims of bullying get the support they need.
“I am proud that my first bill to pass the House aims to protect our children and ensure they have the resources they need at their schools to help them deal with bullying,” Conyears-Ervin said. “It is important that our schools are doing what they can to help our children with bullies.”
Conyears-Ervin passed the measure with a vote of over one hundred representatives supporting the bill. The legislation, House Bill 2950, requires schools to periodically provide information on bullying to students and faculty. Additionally, it requires schools to inform parents or legal guardians, students, and school personnel about school personnel available to help students with bullies.
“As a new mother, it is important to me that our children’s schools have a core structure in place to help students with bullying problems,” Conyears-Ervin said. “My legislation ensures these resources are in place and that students are informed about them.”
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin is the state representative for Illinois’ 10th district. Her office can be reached at by phone at 773-417-1020 or by email at Rep@ConyearsErvin.com.