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The Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would bar teachers or school administrators in school districts that authorize the use of corporal punishment in its written student discipline policy from administering that punishment on certain students with a disability.

The use of corporal punishment would be prohibited on any student "who is intellectually disabled, non-ambulatory, non-verbal or autistic," under Senate Bill 381 by Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock.

The Senate voted 34-0 to approve the bill, sending it to the House for further action.

-- Michael R. Wickline

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