By Roy Hanson Jr.
JOINT LEGISLATIVE NEWSFLASH UPDATE – May 23, 2008
From: Roy Hanson’s Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA
Bill: AB 2943 – Prohibition of Spanking
Author: Assembly Member Sally Lieber
Position: Strongly Opposed
Status: Failed – A Great Victory!!
We are very grateful to God to be able to report that AB 2943 failed to be passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee by the May 23rd legislative deadline.
God has used your phone calls and letters to the Legislature to bring this victory. As a result of our Action Alerts, many parents repeatedly wrote and called their legislators, sending a strong message encouraging them: 1) to let AB 2943 die in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and 2) to dissuade them from considering writing any such “anti-spanking” bill in the future. Thank you for all of your prayers, calls, and letters in response to our Alerts on this bill!
This is a tremendous victory! Like its identical predecessor (AB 755) by the same author, AB 2943 is now dead!
AB 2943 would have had the practical effect of making criminals out of those who spank with an implement (i.e. inanimate object, such as a small paddle or ruler) in California, which could have resulted in prison or jail time and loss of children. We believe very strongly that this bill was an extremely dangerous attack on the rights of all parents in California to be able to determine for themselves what is the best way to raise and discipline their children. If this bill had become law, it could have ended up destroying thousands of families.
NO further action is needed on AB 2943.
If any similar bill should be brought up by the Legislature at any time, we will issue an appropriate Action Alert. We continue to monitor all legislation daily.
If you would like to read more details on AB 2943, read our Alerts and background papers at http://www.childandfamilyprotection.org.
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Roy Hanson’s HELP Tree
Child and Family Protection Association
1000 Sunrise Ave, Ste 9B, #418
Roseville, CA 95661
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