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Short Titles as Introduced

Keeping All Students Safe Act

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Official Title as Introduced

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

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/12/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
04/29/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
02/12/2015Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (42)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/12/2015
Resident Commissioner Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large]* 02/12/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 02/12/2015
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 02/12/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/12/2015
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 02/13/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/24/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 02/24/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 02/24/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 02/24/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 02/24/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 02/27/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 03/23/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 04/13/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 04/16/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 04/21/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 05/14/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 09/08/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 09/17/2015
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/01/2016
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 02/23/2016
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 04/26/2016
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 06/08/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and the Workforce02/12/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education04/29/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/12/2015)

Keeping All Students Safe Act

Directs the Department of Education (ED) to establish minimum standards that:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • require states and local educational agencies (LEAs) 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;
  • 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
  • require schools to establish procedures to notify parents in a timely manner if physical restraint or seclusion is imposed on their child.

Authorizes ED to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to 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.

Directs ED to conduct a national assessment of this Act's effectiveness.

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

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