Tuesday, April 24, 2007

AB 755 Would Ban Spanking With an Implement

Update On AB 755 - Passed Assembly Public Safety Committee, April 17, 2007.

This Bill Is Still A Threat!!

I am concerned that people are not more aware and concerned about California's AB 755. Folks are getting conflicting messages about this bill. Some of the media is putting out the message that the bill has been fixed and no longer deals with spanking while the truth is the opposite.

For all intents and purposes, AB 755 would make spanking with a spoon or paddle illegal. The ACLU testified to this fact in the hearing last week (Tuesday, April 17th, 2007).

The author of this bill, Assembly Member Sally Lieber, is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. This is the 2nd in command position in the Assembly so she has quite a bit of clout and sway in the legislature. It is Sally Lieber's claim that AB 755 does not deal with spanking and that good parents should not have any concerns with the bill. The truth is that she believes that "good parents" don't spank their children. She has stated that it is her goal to outlaw all spanking in California. She is using this bill to move California in that direction. Her claim to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety was that AB 755 was not a spanking bill. This is not true because in affect, AB 755 will cause loving parents to be accused, arrested and tried for child abuse for simply spanking their children with a spoon or ruler or any other implement commonly used in appropriate and loving discipline.

There is no age limit on this bill. No matter if your child is 5 or 15, the government is telling you how to discipline them, or more specifically, how not to.


Call your California State legislators (both Assembly and Senate) and tell them to vote no on AB 755.


January 18, 2007
Sally Lieber Initial Press Release

February 20, 2007
Lieber Press Conference

February 22, 2007
AB 755 Introduced

April 17, 2007
Heard in Assembly Public Safety and Passed as Amended

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