Status Summary

02/23/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor (Updated: 4/9/21)

Legislative Session



In Progress


Rep. Hastings, Alcee L

This bill will ban the use of coporal punishment in schools by witholding funding from the U.S. Department of Education. 19 states currently allow corporal punishment, with an estimated 160,000 children being subjected to it each year. Black students and students with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by corporal punishment.