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HB17-1038: Prohibit Corporal Punishment Of Children

Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB17-1038
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: S. Lontine / R. Zenzinger


The bill prohibits a person employed by or volunteering in a public
school, a state-licensed child care center, a family child care home, or a
specialized group facility from imposing corporal punishment on a child.
Corporal punishment means the willful infliction of, or willfully
causing the infliction of, physical pain on a child.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/13/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (02/15/2017)
House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/13/2017 - No Amendments (02/06/2017)
House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/06/2017 - No Amendments (02/01/2017)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 01/30/2017 - No Amendments (01/25/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (01/11/2017)

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