HB 674

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Eric Johnson


Sylvia Garcia


Donna Campbell
Kel Seliger
Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to the suspension of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three from public school and to a positive behavior program for public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 674 would establish a Positive Behavior program that provides for alternative discipline for children in the third grade or younger who violate their school's code of conduct. HB 674 would require that the program not rely on the use of in school or out of school suspension for discipline. This bill would also not allow school districts to suspend children lower than the third grade unless there are issues with drug and weapons offenses.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles so we will remain neutral, however, this is an issue that may be best left to local school districts to determine for themselves.