House Passes Rape Victim’s Protection Bill

The House just passed HB 1256, an omnibus judiciary bill which includes a provision I sponsored to protect rape victims from the abuse of legal process by perpetrators. In short, where a child is conceived as a result of rape, my bill would give the mother legal protections to shut off visitation time for the alleged perpetrator during the pendency of the trial. My provision is not perfect yet, and we had an amendment prepared to make some changes, but debate on the bill was cut off. I’m committed to working to make those changes in the Senate, and am very pleased we were able to get this measure through the House.