|Posted:||April 17, 2018 11:15 AM|
|From:||Representative Becky Corbin|
|To:||All House members|
|Last session, I introduced House Bill 1581 which, upon being enacted into law as Act 111 of 2016, created the criminal offense of strangulation. This session, I plan to introduce another bill to ensure that this offense is as fully incorporated into our body of laws as other similarly violent and threatening offenses.
This follow-up legislation is necessary to ensure that not only will “strangulation” be on the books as a primary offense, but that a prior strangulation conviction will also be recognized and considered upon the occurrence of subsequent related events and judicial procedures. This is perhaps nowhere more critical than in domestic violence situations. As I recited in my earlier co-sponsorship memo, various credible studies have revealed the following chilling statistics:
Please join me in supporting this imperative legislation.
Introduced as HB2437