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SB 1058: Corporal Punishment in Public Schools


Corporal Punishment in Public Schools; Providing that only school principals, and not teachers, may administer corporal punishment to public school students; requiring school principals to notify students’ parents in writing and receive written consent before administering corporal punishment; requiring school principals who have administered corporal punishment to provide parents with written explanations of the punishment; authorizing teachers and other instructional personnel to request that principals administer corporal punishment, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/26/2019 Senate • Filed
    12/13/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 78
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 78
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Education

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  • SB 1058, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/26/2019 at 10:40 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 781 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Fernandez-Barquin Identical Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 1 (pdf)
    1003.01 Definitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.32 Authority of teacher; responsibility for control of students; district school board and principal duties. Page 3 (pdf)

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