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January 22, 2008

Assembly Bill 755: Anti-corporal Punishment Bill

Author:
Assemblywoman Sally Lieber

Summary:
This proposed bill would create a rebutable presumption that the use of an implement for spanking is a crime, punishable with a fine and/or up to a year in jail.

Status:

2/22/2007Read first time. To print.
4/23/2007From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to committee.
10/26/2007Failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. This is a 2-year bill that will be reconsidered in the next legislative session.
1/22/2008Deadline for passage in Assembly Appropriations Committee is January 25 or the bill dies in Committee.
1/29/2008Bill failed to pass out of the Appropriations Committee by the January 25 deadline. A.B. 755 is dead and no longer a threat.

HSLDA's Position:
Strongly Oppose

Action Requested:
Call your State Assembly Member and State Senator as soon as possible. Ask them to: “Please oppose A.B. 755 (by Lieber) by letting it die in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. For more detailed instructions, see the joint e-lert sent January 22, 2008, by Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA.

Background:
See A.B. 755—Updated Alert Supplement, issued April 24 by Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

 Other Resources

April-12-2007—California—A.B. 755 Joint Legislative Alert

January-22-2008—California—A.B. 755 Joint Legislative Alert—Prohibition of Spanking (as amended April 24, 2007)

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