Kansas bill allows spanking hard enough to bruise

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A Kansas bill would amp up the amount of allowed spanking, allowing parents and anyone with parental permissions, like teachers, to spank hard enough to bruise and leave a mark. 

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Presently, Kansas only allows spanking if it does not leave a mark.

The bill, introduced by Democratic state Rep. Gail Finney, would allow parents and caregivers alike to spank kids up to ten times.

“This bill basically defines a spanking along with necessary reasonable physical restraint that goes with discipline, all of which has always been legal,” Britt Colle, a Kansas county attorney who gave Finney the idea for the bill, told a local television station.

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Kansas bill allows spanking hard enough to bruise

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