DE SB85 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-3)
Status: Passed on July 11 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-07-11 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates there is room to reduce such suspensions. This Act is meant to increase transparency, improve overall school climate, resulting in improved student outcomes.

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An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Lawful Authority Of Teachers Over Pupils.


Roll Calls

2018-06-07 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 14 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-06-05 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 23 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2018-03-29 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 14 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-07-11 Signed by Governor
2018-06-07 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 6 NO 1 ABSENT
2018-06-05 Passed By House. Votes: 23 YES 16 NO 2 ABSENT
2018-06-05 Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-05-30 Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-05-02 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 12 On Its Merits
2018-04-12 Assigned to Education Committee in House
2018-03-29 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2018-03-29 was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 85

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