Public schools; student discipline. (SB996)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; student discipline. Provides that no student shall receive a long-term suspension or expulsion for disruptive behavior unless such behavior involves intentional physical injury or credible threat of physical injury to another person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102845D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB996)
01/18/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2017Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1535.


Brad Hemp writes:

I support this bill. Long term suspensions greatly undermine the chances of success for a student and should only be resorted to if absolutely necessary.