Senate Bill 139

Last Action 02/07/22: to Education (S)
Title AN ACT relating to corporal punishment in schools.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1123
Sponsors M. McGarvey, D. Harper Angel
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define "corporal punishment"; prohibit a person employed by a school district from using corporal punishment; amend KRS 158.444 to remove corporal punishment as a form of discipline in a school; amend KRS 503.110 to remove the exception that permitted the use of physical force by a teacher against a minor.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Corporal physical discipline of minor by teacher, use, prohibition
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Corporal physical discipline, use of, prohibition
Children and Minors - Corporal physical discipline, use of, prohibition


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Education (S)

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