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Sponsor of Kansas spanking bill says it would help define corporal punishment, restore parental rights

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WICHITA, Kan.

Sponsor of Kansas spanking bill says it would help define corporal punishment, restore parental rights

A bill introduced by a Wichita lawmaker would ease some restrictions on spanking in Kansas, allowing parents, caregivers or school officials to hit children hard enough to leave redness or bruising.

Rep. Gail Finney, D-Kan., who introduced the bill, said it attempts to define corporal punishment, restore parental rights and protect parents who spank their children from being charged with child abuse. “What’s…

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