2nd R Reading
Classrooms, restraints, seclusion
EDUCATION – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding classroom behavior management.

RS30568 / H0281

This bill reviews the powers and duties section of Idaho Code 33-1224 and defines corporal punishment, physical escorts, restraints, seclusion and explicitly prohibits corporal punishment to be used as a classroom punishment method. It further prohibits restraint and seclusion as a form of discipline or classroom governance. it clarifies that restraint and seclusion may only be deployed if a student has placed themselves, an employee, or other students and employees in imminent danger. It requires each school district and charter school board to adopt a policy that conforms to the statute and ensures a clear and transparent reporting requirement to parents or legal guardians. Staff directly assigned to students exhibiting aggressive or dangerous behaviors must be trained on the correct use of restraint and seclusion and de-escalation techniques. Finally, it directs the State Department of Education to prepare resources, guidance, and training modules to support each local education agency to adhere to the provisions of the bill.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/07 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
03/08 Reported Printed; Filed for Second Reading
03/09 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
Rules Suspended: Ayes 65 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 5, read in full as required – PASSED - 45-22-3
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young
NAYS – Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Crane(12), Dixon(1), Gallagher, Hawkins, Hill, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Monks, Palmer, Price, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski, Mr. Speaker
Absent – Crane(13), Furniss, Vander Woude
Floor Sponsor - Erickson
Title apvd - to Senate
03/10 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Education
03/17 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/27 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
Amendments ordered printed
Reported out as amended; filed for first reading
Amendments reported printed
Read first time as amended in the Senate; Filed for Second Reading
03/28 Read second time as amended in the Senate, filed for Third Reading
Rules Suspended (2/3 Vote - Read in full as required) – PASSED - 21-12-2
AYES – Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Adams, Bernt, Bjerke, Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Anthon, Harris
Floor Sponsor - VanOrden
Title apvd - to House