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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Keeping All Students Safe Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent and reduce the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
03/03/2010Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 262 - 153 (Roll no. 82).
02/23/2010Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 111-417.
12/09/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (21)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/04/2010SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
03/03/2010-4:31pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/03/2010-4:31pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 262 - 153 (Roll no. 82).
03/03/2010-4:15pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1063)
03/03/2010-4:14pmHouseH.Amdt.586 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 391 - 24 (Roll no. 81).
03/03/2010-3:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1126, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
03/03/2010-3:41pmHouseH.Amdt.586 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H1062-1063; text: CR H1062)
03/03/2010-3:40pmHouseH.Amdt.585 On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/03/2010-3:39pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1126, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
03/03/2010-3:38pmHouseH.Amdt.585 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Miller, George. (consideration: CR H1062; text: CR H1062)
03/03/2010-2:39pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4247.
03/03/2010-2:39pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4247 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
03/03/2010-2:39pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1126. (consideration: CR H1048-1064; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1048-1050)
03/03/2010-2:15pmHouseRule H. Res. 1126 passed House.
03/02/2010-6:49pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1126 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4247 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
02/23/2010HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 243.
02/23/2010HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 111-417.
02/04/2010HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 10.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
01/04/2010HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
12/09/2009HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
12/09/2009HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (40)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 12/09/2009
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 12/11/2009
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 12/14/2009
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 12/14/2009
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 12/14/2009
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 12/14/2009
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 12/15/2009
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 01/13/2010
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 01/13/2010
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 01/13/2010
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 01/13/2010
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 01/13/2010
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 01/13/2010
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 01/13/2010
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 01/13/2010
Rep. Kilroy, Mary Jo [D-OH-15] 01/13/2010
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 01/13/2010
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 01/19/2010
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/19/2010
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/26/2010
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 01/26/2010
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 01/26/2010
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 01/26/2010
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 01/27/2010
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 01/27/2010
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 01/27/2010
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 01/27/2010
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-21] 02/02/2010
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 02/02/2010
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 02/02/2010
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-32] 02/02/2010
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 02/03/2010
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 02/03/2010
Resident Commissioner Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 02/03/2010
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 02/04/2010
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 02/22/2010
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 02/22/2010
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 02/22/2010
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/22/2010
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 02/22/2010

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor12/09/2009 Referred to
02/23/2010 Reported by H. Rept. 111-417
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education01/04/2010 Referred to
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/04/2010 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (03/03/2010)

Keeping All Students Safe Act - (Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of Education (Secretary) to establish minimum standards that: (1) prohibit elementary and secondary school personnel from managing any student by using any mechanical or chemical restraint, physical restraint or escort that restricts breathing, or aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety; (2) prohibit such personnel from using physical restraint or seclusion, unless such measures are required to eliminate an imminent danger of physical injury to the student or others and certain precautions are taken; (3) require states to ensure that a sufficient number of school personnel receive state-approved crisis intervention training and certification in first aid and certain safe and effective student management techniques; (4) prohibit physical restraint or seclusion from being written into a student's education plan, individual safety plan, behavioral plan, or individual education program as a planned intervention; and (5) require schools to establish procedures to notify parents in a timely manner if physical restraint or seclusion is imposed on their child.

Requires that when the physical restraint or seclusion of a student is required to eliminate an imminent danger of physical injury to such student or others, school personnel continuously monitor such student face-to-face or, if their safety is significantly compromised by such monitoring, remain in direct visual contact with the student.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to ensure that schools operated or funded by the Department of the Interior comply with such minimum standards.

(Sec. 6) Requires states, within two years after the establishment of such standards and annually thereafter, to: (1) provide the Secretary with their plan for meeting the standards, including a mechanism to effectively monitor and enforce them; and (2) provide the Secretary and the public with certain information regarding incidents over the preceding academic year in which physical restraint or seclusion was used on a student.

Directs the Secretary to enforce such requirements by withholding education funding from noncompliant states, requiring them to submit a corrective plan of action, or issuing a complaint to compel their compliance through a cease and desist order.

(Sec. 7) Authorizes the Secretary to award three-year grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) establish, implement, and enforce policies and procedures to meet such standards; (2) improve their capacity to collect and analyze data related to physical restraint and seclusion; and (3) implement school-wide positive behavior supports.

Requires LEAs to allow private school personnel to participate, on an equitable basis, in activities supported by such grants and subgrants.

Requires state grantees, at the close of the grant period, to evaluate and report to the Secretary on their progress in preventing and reducing physical restraint and seclusion in schools.

Authorizes the Secretary to allocate funds to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out such activities with regard to schools operated or funded by the Department of the Interior.

(Sec. 8) Directs the Secretary to conduct a national assessment of this Act's effectiveness and report the assessment's findings to Congress.

(Sec. 9) Gives Protection and Advocacy Systems the authority provided under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 to investigate, monitor, and enforce this Act's protections for students.

(Sec. 10) Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish standards for Head Start agencies that are consistent with the minimum standards for the management of elementary and secondary school students.

Authorizes the Secretary to allocate funds to HHS to assist Head Start agencies in establishing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures to meet such standards.

(Sec. 12) Authorizes appropriations for FY2011-FY2015.

(Sec. 13) Expresses the presumption that this Act's grants will be awarded using competitive procedures based on merit. Requires the Secretary to submit an explanatory report to Congress when such procedures are not used.

(Sec. 14) Prohibits funds appropriated to implement this Act from being used for congressional earmarks.