HOUSE BILL No. 5596

 

May 21, 2014, Introduced by Reps. McMillin, Lori, Johnson, Irwin, Kelly, Goike, Howrylak, Shirkey and Victory and referred to the Committee on Education.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1307.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1307. Except as may be required under state law, the

 

board of a school district or intermediate school district or board

 

of directors of a public school academy shall not adopt, implement,

 

or maintain a policy that requires a pupil to be suspended or

 

expelled from school for certain conduct and that does not provide

 

for the exercise of discretion by school officials in the decision

 

of whether or not to impose suspension or expulsion from school as

 

the penalty for the conduct.