The phrase that bugs me the most is "reddening of the skin". I don't care how you cut it, a spanking is going to result in a red buttock, in all likelihood. So, the law, as you've already pointed out, is effectively impossible to enforce reasonably to match the intent.
Sure, conceptually its a great idea, but legislators aren't there to legislate fantasy, IMHO.
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