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This bill would revise the definition of felonious child abuse to prohibit certain acts against a child. While most of the changes are not objectionable, one change would make it a crime to inflict physical pain or injury on a special needs education child or a child with a mental or physical disability, no matter what the diagnosis. This language is too broad and would subject a parent or teacher to 20 years in prison for minor corporal punishment of a child who had been willfully disobedient.
This bill should be opposed in its current form.
Died in committee. See "Bill History" link below.
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