Calif. Pols Vote for 'Cuss-Free Week'

No enforcement plans—just penalty jars at Capitol
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2010 6:51 PM CST
Calif. Pols Vote for 'Cuss-Free Week'
Democratic California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, left, sponsored the "Cuss-Free Week" measure   (AP Photo)

Taking a break from slightly more serious measures—$20 billion budget deficit, anyone?—California’s state house today passed a bill that would have the state observing “Cuss-Free Week” effective Sunday. “We’re not going to be calling out the CIA or FBI or CHP to go around and penalize people if they say a four-letter word,” the Democrat sponsoring the bill tells KCBS-AM—but notes that there will be penalty jars around the Capitol, with contributions slated for charity. (More swearing stories.)

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