HB 2396

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive


Greg Bonnen

Bill Caption

Relating to the penalty for certain family violence committed in the presence of a child.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2396 would enhance the penalty for certain forms of family violence in the presence of a child to a Class A misdemeanor.

Analysis: HB 2396 attempts to protect children from being adversely affected by family violence and promotes individual liberty for one of the vulnerable groups in society. We recommend a yes vote on HB 2396.