Thursday, March 1, 2007

DV Strangulation Bill

The AG is supporting a bill to make assault by strangulation -- a common form of domestic violence -- a felony. McKenna announces new bill to protect domestic violence victims, press release, Feb. 8, 2007.

“Tragically, domestic strangulation happens more often than we realize. In Federal Way alone during the past few months, we have had 50 cases,” said Sen. [Tracey J.] Eide [one of the bill's sponsors] said. “This will not be a silent issue. We are tough on domestic violence, and strangulation will absolutely not be tolerated.”
Companion bills were introduced in the House and the Senate: SB 5953 and HB 2119.

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