A bill proposed in Kansas would allow teachers and caregivers to spank children at a velocity strong enough to leave bruises, reports the Huffington Post. Oddly enough, the bill's sponsor is a Democrat (albeit of the black & blue dog sort). Kansas state Rep. Gail Finney of Wichita hopes to bring more "discipline" to classrooms and boost parental rights.
"Current Kansas law allows spanking that doesn't leave marks," informs AP, which notes that Finney's bill would "continue to ban hitting a child with fists, in the head or body, or with a belt or switch."
AP also points out that the bill may not even be considered by Kansas' House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee. Apparently the minutia involved in "spanking law" isn't a high priority.
Via the Huffington Post.