posted on June 12, 2012 18:06
The Governor along with legislative leaders have agreed to pass a bill that strengthens laws against domestic violence.
The new piece of legislation cracks down repeat domestic violence offenders, creates felony and misdemeanor crimes to prevent harassment and it allows judges to hear more evidence in order to set bail for offenders.
The bill will also include an item that State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer proposed.
“It ensures that domestic violence offenders cannot control the disposition on their victims remains,” said Ranzenhofer.
Ranzenhofer said his part of the bill came after an Erie County man charged with killing his wife had sole rights to her remains and her family was left without any say.
Ranzenhofer said he's happy that the governor included the piece he proposed and he feels the new law will give domestic violence victims the peace they deserve.