Senate Bill 20: Revises the Definition of Child Abuse

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Last Updated: October 9, 2013
Senate Bill 20: Revises the Definition of Child Abuse
Sponsors:
Senators Washington, Ward, Mensch, Teplitz, Erickson, Brewster, Fontana, Baker, Rafferty, Yudichak, Kasunic, Tartaglione, Williams, Smith, Farnese, Waugh, Browne, Solobay, Pileggi, Boscola, Hughes, Costa, and Schwank
Summary:

This bill would, among other things, revise the definition of child abuse. The term “bodily injury” would include “substantial pain,” which raises the question of whether corporal discipline would be prohibited. However, other provisions of the bill appear to preserve this parental right.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be monitored.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History