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Relating to discipline in public schools, including the use of certain disciplinary methods and the prosecution of certain children for school-related offenses.
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- Referred to Committee
- Bill Passed
This text refers to the Concurrence Vote in the House.
Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes schools to use corporal punishment as a method of student discipline unless a student's parent or guardian has submitted a written, signed statement prohibiting the use of corporal punishment, effective September 1, 2011.
-Authorizes school districts to use corporal punishment as a method of student discipline unless a student's parent or guardian has previously filed a written, signed statement prohibiting the school from using corporal punishment on the student (Sec. 1). -Defines "corporal punishment" as the deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping, or using any kind of physical force as a means of discipline (Sec. 1). -Exempts the following from the definition of corporal punishment (Sec. 1):<ul>-Physical pain resulting from reasonable physical activities associated with athletic training, competition, or physical education; and -The use of restraints.</ul>-Requires each parent or guardian who has submitted a written, signed statement prohibiting the use of corporal punishment to submit separate written, signed statements every year to the Board of Trustees of the school district (Sec. 1). -This act is effective September 1, 2011 (Sec. 10).
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|executive branch||Signed by the Governor|
|executive branch||Effective on 9/1/11|
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