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4/24/2007 4:36:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California: AB 755 Joint Legislative Newsflash - April 24, 2007

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE NEWSFLASH UPDATE - April 24, 2007
From: Roy Hanson's Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA
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Bill: AB 755 - Prohibition of Spanking
Author: Assembly Member Sally Lieber
Position: Strongly Oppose
Status: In Assembly
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This is an UPDATE to our previous, April 11, 2007, Action Alert
regarding Assembly Member Sally Lieber's "Prohibition of Spanking"
bill, AB 755.

AB 755 continues to move through the Legislature. AB 755 was amended
and passed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 17th. AB
755 is still a very dangerous bill for parents throughout California.

AB 755 would have the practical effect of making a non-injurious
spanking with an object such as a ruler, folded newspaper, paddle,
etc. illegal. After being arrested, charged, and tried in a criminal
court, parents could receive up to one year in jail and lose custody
of their children.

We updated our "AB 755 - Action Alert" and our 4-page backgrounder,
"AB 755 - Updated Alert Supplement" on April 24, 2007. Both the
Updated Alert and the Updated Alert Supplement are posted at
http://www.childandfamilyprotection.org and http://www.hslda.org.

These two documents are designed to help every concerned parent: 1)
to understand this bill and its implications for every family in
California and the nation, and 2) to be able to present the most
effective reasons why such a bill should not be passed by the
Legislature.

AB 755 is an incremental step toward the outlawing of all spanking,
which the author has publicly stated is her ultimate goal.

We will be issuing another Action Alert by e-mail on AB 755 within the
next several weeks, just before AB 755 is sent to the Assembly Floor
for a full vote by every Assembly Member. We are continuing to
monitor AB 755 daily, as we do with all legislation.

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Permission given to reprint or forward this Newsflash unaltered to
your friends, church, school, and group.
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Roy Hanson's HELP Tree
Child and Family Protection Association
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470

HELP Tree Director
P.O. Box 100
Somerset, CA 95684-0100
Fax: (530) 622-4717

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The purpose of this communication is to present information and
express our position on the issues addressed. We encourage you to
research this for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Regardless of your position, we strongly urge you to exercise your
constitutional right to express your position to your elected
representatives. We have included an example of how we have expressed
our position.
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DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible for the accuracy of copies printed,
forwarded, or sent by any party other than directly from Child and
Family Protection Association.
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