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Domestic violence bills head to Gov. Bobby Jindal

1 year ago May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014 Tuesday, May 13 2014 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:59:36 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Efforts to toughen penalties against domestic violence in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic abuse deaths, have won final legislative passage.

With unanimous votes from the House Tuesday, the bills by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, move next to the governor's desk.

One bill classifies a conviction on the charge of domestic abuse-aggravated assault as a crime of violence, effectively reducing an offender's eligibility for parole or probation.

Another measure bans an abuser under a protective order from possessing a firearm and those convicted of domestic abuse battery from possessing a gun for a decade.

A third measure expedites the filing of protective orders.

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