Colorado bill to end corporal punishment in schools

Colorado leaders want to make corporal punishment illegal in schools.
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:49 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A proposed Colorado bill will make it illegal to use corporal punishment on children in schools or childcare centers.

HB23-1119 is sponsored by Representative Regina English and senator Rhonda fields, both democrats.

They say the bill prohibits willful infliction of physical pain on a child unless in acts of self-defense, like breaking up a conflict or to gain control of weapons in a child’s possession.

A similar bill was presented in 2017 but was not passed.

This bill is currently under consideration, and was first presented on February 10 of this year.