Radio Report: Rep. Mosbrucker’s domestic violence supervision bill signed into law


A bill signed into law closes a loophole and improves protections for victims of domestic violence. Nic Scott reports.

 Radio Report Transcript

SCOTT: Authored by Republican Representative Gina Mosbrucker, House Bill 2048 received the governor’s signature on Wednesday, ensuring the Department of Corrections supervises repeat domestic violence offenders and prevents victims from being stalked and abused.

MOSBRUCKER: “We’ve heard from victims who said why – I knew they were getting out. I went through that secondary trauma of knowing they were going to be released and then they would come directly to that victim-survivor and family member and start the process all over again.”

SCOTT: Mosbrucker says the most dangerous times in a domestic violence survivor’s life are when they try to leave their abuser and when that offender has been released from custody.

MOSBRUCKER: “They were getting out and going straight to the victim and the survivor – angry – angrier than ever and putting them in harm’s way.”

The bill takes effect June 6th.

Nic Scott, the state Capitol.

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