******jesus, now where's the fun in that?****** TheBostonChannel.com SPANKING BAN? Lawmakers To Consider Spanking Ban Nurse Wants State To Outlaw Corporal Punishment POSTED: 7:09 am EST November 27, 2007 UPDATED: 7:19 am EST November 27, 2007 BOSTON -- Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to consider a proposed ban on spanking children in the commonwealth. NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported that the issue is set for debate at a Statehouse hearing Wednesday morning. The Boston Herald reported that State Rep. Jay Kaufman filed the spanking ban petition at the request of an Arlington, Mass., nurse who wants Massachusetts to become the first state in the country to stop corporal punishment. If this proposal does become law and parents are caught hitting their children who are under the age of 18 they could be charged with abuse or neglect. Copyright 2007 by TheBostonChannel.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.