Bills Introduced by State Assembly on Domestic Violence

Republicans in the State Assembly are introducing a package of bills on how to combat domestic violence. 

Included in the package is a new crime for domestic violence in the presence of a child, and more access to temporary housing for victims. 

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh says her experience as an attorney has helped her understand the problems.

“As someone who prosecuted abuse and neglect cases, children are significantly impacted from witnesses, and sometimes being included in these violent episodes.”

Saratoga County D.A. Karen Heggen says she likes what she sees.

“I’m also pleased with some of the initiatives that are proposed as it relates to collateral matters such as financial challenges and problems that victims of domestic violence face.”

Police often say that a domestic violence call is one of the deadliest situations they face.

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