From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/16/2008 11:48:47 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California--Update on Anti-spanking Legislation AB 2943

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

From: Roy Hanson's Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA

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Bill: AB 2943 - Spanking Prohibition
Author: Assembly Member Sally Lieber

Position: Strongly Opposed

Status: Passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee yesterday (April
Assigned to Assembly Appropriations Committee (hearing date to be

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AB 2943 is identical to the final version of Lieber's AB 755, which
was defeated in January. AB 2943 would have the practical effect of
making criminals out of loving parents who spank with an implement
(i.e. inanimate object, such as a small paddle or ruler) in
California. The result could be jail time for parents and temporary
or permanent loss of their children.

Before AB 2943 (Lieber - D) can become law, it will have to get
majority votes by the:
(1) Assembly Appropriations Committee
(2) Assembly Floor Vote (entire Assembly)
(3) Senate Policy Committee(s)
(4) Senate Appropriations Committee
(5) Senate Floor Vote (entire Senate)
(6) Governor signs the bill

We will continue to do everything we can to stop this bill at each
step of the way. We are already implementing additional strategies
for this next committee hearing. Let us continue to pray and do our

We will let you know when the next appropriate time is for more phone
calls and let you know who the committee members are before the next
hearing. Letters to your own Assembly Member continue to be
appropriate. (You can find your Assembly Member's Capitol address and
fax number by entering your 9-digit ZIP code in HSLDA's Legislative
Tool Box at , or by calling the office in
your county that handles voter registration.)

Read our Alert and background paper on AB 2943, which are posted at .

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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

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