Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 6887 Session Year 2023
AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
To (1) permit a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of release for those who commit murder in the course of a family violence crime, (2) prohibit the Board of Pardons and Paroles from taking any action in matters involving a conviction for murder with special circumstances, (3) provide for state-wide expansion of the electronic monitoring program for those who violate restraining orders and protective orders, (4) require the Victim Services Unit of the Department of Correction to provide certain information to enhance the safety of persons protected under court orders, and (5) ensure meaningful participation by the Office of the Victim Advocate on behalf of a victim of domestic violence in court proceedings relating to the acts of domestic violence.