House Bill 1682: Corporal Punishment and Children with Disabilities will be debated today in the Senate Education Committee. The committee will meet at 10:00 AM in room 643 LOB.
This bill passed the House with a vote of 113 in favor and no votes in opposition.
This bill would offer parents of children with disabilities, as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and IDEA, the ability to opt out of corporal punishment if it is practiced by their school. This bill will also direct the state to collect specific data regarding the practice of corporal punishment. If this bill passes the House it will be heading to the Senate.