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Calif. lawmakers to vote on 'Cuss Free Week'

February 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
California lawmakers have a history of trying to keep the state's air and waters clean. Now they're tackling language."Cuss Free Week" was inspired by a South Pasadena teenager.

McKay Hatch, two years ago at the age of 14, created a No Cussing Club at his middle school. He also started up his own Web site, www.nocussing.com. The Web site has tens of thousands of members worldwide.

Hatch says he sees a link between cussing, drug use and bullying. He thinks a cuss-free world would be a more harmonious world.

L.A. County has applauded his effort. Last year County Supervisor Michael Antonovich issued a proclamation making the first week of March a "no cussing" week in L.A. County. The teen's home town of South Pasadena also honors that week.

Hatch says he is a realist and knows that many people will slip up occasionally, but wants people to give it a try. Now Sacramento is echoing the effort and will vote on Resolution 112 Thursday.

If the resolution passes in the Assembly it will move on to the Senate for the final vote. If approved, California will have its first statewide cuss-free week beginning next Tuesday.