A bill that would ban most corporal punishment for students with disabilities is one step closer to becoming a law.

Last year, the News4 I-Team found that students with disabilities were paddled at a higher rate at dozens of Midstate schools.

That finding spurred an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office.

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The bill passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. It now has to pass the full Senate before going to the governor's desk.

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