House passes corporal punishment bill

The House on Thursday passed HB 359 by Allen, allowing parents who don’t want schools to administer corporal punishment to their children to opt out by informing school officials. The bill exempts school districts in counties of 50,000 population or fewer.

The House also passed:

  • HB 738 by Otto, setting a 10 percent cap on the percentage of the Teacher Retirement System fund that may be invested in hedge funds.
  • HB 2460 by Truitt, relating to confidentiality of information held by a public retirement system.
  • HB 2233 by Huberty, relating to school district food service contracts.