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S.2036: Keeping All Students Safe Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 24, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Keeping All Students Safe Act - Requires each state educational agency and local educational agency (LEA) that receives federal funds to prohibit school personnel, contractors, and resource officers from subjecting students to: (1) seclusion, (2) mechanical or chemical restraint, (3) aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety, or (4) physical restraint that is life-threatening or contraindicated based on the student's health or disability status.

Excludes from the definition of "seclusion" time outs that involve the separation of a student from the group, in a non-locked setting, for the purpose of calming.

Allows physical restraint only when: (1) the student's behavior poses an immediate danger of serious physical harm to the student or others; (2) the restraint does not interfere with the student's ability to communicate; and (3) the restraint occurs after less restrictive interventions have proven ineffective in stoppin...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 24, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1004-1007)