BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A bill that would prohibit spanking children in Louisiana schools is getting a second chance after the House passed the bill Wednesday.

The legislation authored by Representative Stephanie Hilferty had been voted down a few times prior to the House vote. The measure passed the House 70 to 28 after Hilferty added a parental opt-in amendment.

Hilferty has said her reason for authoring the bill is because she believes parents should be making these decisions, not the schools. Current law states that individual school boards can decide whether to implement corporal punishment. House Bill 649 now heads to a Senate committee for consideration.