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June 5, 2007
Senate passes Domestic Violence Prevention Act
PROVIDENCE -- New crimes would be classified as acts of domestic violence under legislation passed by the Senate today.
The bill would make arson, burglary and the damage to or obstruction of a telephone domestic violence offenses.
That means victims of those crimes would be able to get "no contact'' orders and other protection provided by the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
The Senate bill is sponsored by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin. The House of Representatives has passed similar legislation, which has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The House will now consider the Senate bill.
-- The Associated Press
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