Would you want your child’s teacher or caregiver to be allowed to spank them hard enough to leave a bruise?
Proposed Kansas Bill Would Allow Caregivers To Leave Bruises When Spanking Children
Did you know that it’s currently “against the law” for parents or caregivers in Kansas to spank children hard enough to leave a mark or bruise? Well, that’s been the law of the land up to this point, but a GOP congressman is looking to change things up sooner than later.
via Fox News
A Kansas lawmaker is raising eyebrows after she proposed a bill to allow parents, teachers and caregivers to spank children hard enough to leave redness or bruising.
Rep. Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, says the bill is meant to restore parental rights and improve discipline among the state’s children. KCTV reports Finney was introduced to the idea by McPherson Deputy County Attorney Britt Colle, who told the station the bill makes it clear hitting a child with a fist, with a belt or in the head or body is still banned.
“This bill basically defines a spanking along with necessary reasonable physical restraint that goes with discipline, all of which has always been legal,” Colle said. “This bill clarifies what parents can and cannot do. By defining what is legal, it also defines what is not.”
Current Kansas law allows spanking that doesn’t leave marks, but Finney’s legislation would allow up to 10 strikes of the hand that could leave redness and bruising. It would allow parents to give permission to others to spank their children.
What do you think of the current and proposed laws regarding spanking in Kansas, Bossip fam?