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Senate Passes Bills Aimed To Toughen Penalties For Strangulation

Posted at 11:21 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 01:02:46-05

The Oklahoma Senate passes two bills that aim to toughen penalties for domestic strangulation and for assault and battery on a pregnant woman.

Senate Bill 1103 and 1104 are just two of several measures going through the state legislature this session that take aim at domestic violence.

Both measures increase the fines and time behind bars for these types of crimes, and both bills now head to the House.

Meanwhile, House Bill 3371 authored by Broken Arrow Representative Ross Ford, which also aims at increasing penalties for domestic strangulation, was approved by the House last week.

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