Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NCGA: House Bill 1682 Corporal Punishment and Children with Disabilities

Today the House JII committee took up the discussion HB 1682 a bill that would permit parents of students with disabilities to opt out of corporal punishment for their child.  The bill had previously passed the House Education committee.

Included in this legislation is specific reporting requirements regarding the number of students who received corporal punishment, the number of students who received corporal punishment and were also students with disabilities and were eligible to receive special education and related services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, the grade of the students who receive corporal punishment and the race of the students who received corporal punishment. 

During the House JII committee today an amendment was passed that added to these reporting requirements. The amendment added requires data collection to include ethnicity of the student receiving corporal punishment and the reason for the corporal punishment.

The bill passed the JII committee with a unanimous vote and will now be calendared for a full House floor vote later this week.

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