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Prohibit Corporal Punishment Of Children

Concerning prohibiting corporal punishment of children in certain public settings.
2023 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The act 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. The act defines "corporal punishment" as the willful infliction of, or willfully causing the infliction of, physical pain on a child.

APPROVED by Governor April 20, 2023

EFFECTIVE April 20, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/20/2023 Signed Act PDF
    04/13/2023 Final Act PDF
    03/28/2023 Rerevised PDF
    03/27/2023 Revised PDF
    03/15/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    03/14/2023 Engrossed PDF
    02/10/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details