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SB 858: Corporal Punishment in Public Schools


Corporal Punishment in Public Schools; Citing this act as the “Sofia Taddeo-Goldstein Act”; specifying 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; authorizing teachers and other instructional personnel to request that principals administer corporal punishment; prohibiting principals from administering corporal punishment unless they have taken specified actions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 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
    1/27/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 99
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 99
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Education

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  • SB 858, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/27/2021 at 1:41 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 2 (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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