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April 21, 2004

House Bill 325: An Act Concerning: Child Abuse - Definition - Exemption for Reasonable Punishment by Parent or Stepparent

Sponsor:
Delegate Elliott

Summary:
THB 325 clarifies that corporal punishment and other "reasonable punishment" administered by a parent or stepparent is not abuse.The Maryland Legislature adjourned before this bill could be considered, thus resulting in the death of the bill.

Status:

01/28/2004Introduced in House, first reading in Judiciary Committee.
02/16/2004House Judiciary Committee Hearing.
02/27/2003Unfavorable report by House Judiciary Committee.
04/13/2004Bill was not acted upon before session adjourned.

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

HSLDA's Position:
Support

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