Maybe if you live in Cali! The bill, which is still being drafted, will be written broadly, she added, prohibiting "any striking of a child, any corporal punishment, smacking, hitting, punching, any of that.'' Lieber said it would be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine up to $1,000, although a legal expert advising her on the proposal said first-time offenders would probably only have to attend parenting classes. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/16487654.htm?source=rss Note how throughout the article spanking is referred to as "BEATING". Holy hell this country is getting ridiculouos.