Louisiana House Moves To Curb Domestic Violence
The Louisiana House of Representatives passed three measures on Thursday, aimed at curbing domestic violence. The Advocate reports, all three bills were introduced by New Orleans representative Helena moreno.
House bill 753, aimed at outlawing possession of a firearm by persons against whom a protective order has been issued passed by a vote of 99-0.
House bill 750 would give law enforcement personnell greater latitude in arresting persons suspected of domestic violence. The vote was 98-0.
House bill 747 provides stiffer penalties for those convicted of domestic violence and forbids persons possessing a weapon while committing an act of domestic violence from being released on their own recognizance. House bill 747 passed by a vote of 98-0.
The passage of each bill received hearty applause from the balcony, which was heavily populated by women.