Status Summary

Passed out of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and passed to Rules Committee for second reading on Feb 21st. Did not make it out of the Senate before the House of Origin cutoff.

Legislative Session







SB 5155 prohibits a school district from suspending or expelling a student who is enrolled in grades kindergarten through two, except when the suspension is based on possession of a firearm on school premises or transportation. School districts are encouraged to implement evidence-based preventative or restorative programs that support students in meeting behavioral expectations, and to train teachers, administrators, and student support staff as necessary to implement those programs. Evidence-based preventative and restorative programs may include but are not limited to positive behavioral interventions and supports, trauma-informed schools, social and emotional learning, referral services, and restorative practices.