Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Denise Carman

Bill Number: HB181

Bill Title: Physical Control in Schools Amendments

Bill Grade: F

Bill Sponsors: Carol Spackman Moss

Bill Summary:

The bill prohibits the use of physical restraint or force to protect property from being damaged

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Anti-Local Control

How?: A teacher or administrator cannot legally make their own decision about when it's necessary to physically restrain a student.

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Neither

How?:

Does it help/hurt children?: Hurts Children

How?: If Johnny decides to set a desk on fire, the best the teacher can do is get the rest of the kids out of the room, she can't restrain Johnny in order to stop him.

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