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HB 493: Student Discipline in Public Schools


Student Discipline in Public Schools; Revises provisions relating to rights of parents & public school students; prohibits use of corporal punishment as form of discipline; deletes provisions relating to authority of teachers & principals to administer corporal punishment; revises duties of district school boards & code of student conduct relating to control & discipline of students.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/26/2011 House • Filed
    11/4/2011 House • Referred to K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 51
    1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 51
    3/9/2012 House • Died in K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee

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  • HB 493, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/26/2011 at 3:40 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 264 Student Discipline in Public Schools Sobel Identical Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)

    Citations - Statutes (13)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    414.1251 Learnfare program. Page 7 (pdf)
    1001.11 Commissioner of Education; other duties. Page 9 (pdf)
    1002.01 Definitions. Page 9 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 1 (pdf), Page 10 (pdf)
    1002.42 Private schools. Page 11 (pdf)
    1002.43 Private tutoring programs. Page 11 (pdf)
    1003.01 Definitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.03 Maximum class size. Page 11 (pdf)
    1003.26 Enforcement of school attendance. Page 12 (pdf)
    1003.32 Authority of teacher; responsibility for control of students; district school board and principal duties. Page 3 (pdf)
    1003.52 Educational services in Department of Juvenile Justice programs. Page 14 (pdf)
    1006.07 District school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety. Page 5 (pdf)
    1012.28 Public school personnel; duties of school principals. Page 7 (pdf)

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