We were honored to be present when Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 17-1276 into law. HB17-1276 bans prone restraint in Colorado schools, creates a complaint mechanism for parents to use when they believe a school has violated the restraint rules, and codifies data collection requirements regarding the use of restraint in schools.
Last fall, Disability Law Colorado issued a report titled "What's Holding Our Students Down? Restraint in Colorado Schools." This report was the starting point for the legislation that passed as HB17-1276.
Disability Law Colorado's report can be viewed at https://disabilitylawco.org/…/call-change-law-re…/11-04-2016
Details regarding HB17-1276 can be found at http://extras.denverpost.com/…/bill…/bills/2017a/hb_17-1276/