Courtesy Missouri House Communications

Roberts Sponsors Bill To Protect Domestic Violence Victims

A local lawmaker is hoping to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence. Missouri State Representative Lane Roberts of Joplin is sponsoring House Bill 1699.

It would extend protection from a 2021 law allowing victims to testify remotely in criminal cases to civil court proceedings.

The bill has gone through a public hearing and preliminary vote, but has not yet seen a vote of the entire house.

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