2007 -- S 0394
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Introduced By: Senators Issa, and Maselli
Date Introduced: February 13, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils"
is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
16-21-21.1. Penalties for drug, alcohol or weapons offenses. – The discipline of any
public school student for violating a school policy relating to the possession or use of alcohol,
drugs or weapons not described in section 16-21-18 of this chapter, shall be imposed on a case-
by-case basis pursuant to guidelines developed and promulgated by the school committee for that
district. The guidelines and any discipline imposed shall take into account the nature and
circumstances of the violation and the applicability of any federal laws governing students with
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.