By Dutton H.B. No. 871 77R2098 KSD-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to a parent's right to discipline the parent's child. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 151.003, Family Code, is amended by 1-5 adding Subsection (e) to read as follows: 1-6 (e) A parent may use corporal punishment for the reasonable 1-7 discipline of the parent's child. 1-8 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 1-9 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 1-10 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 1-11 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 1-12 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.