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Monrovia Assemblymember's Bill Passes Senate

Assembly Bill 139, by Monrovia's Assemblymember, Chris Holden, unanimously passed the Senate today. The bill strengthens penalties that abusers are required to pay to ensure more funding for Domestic Violence Shelters.

"AB 139 clears up a technicality in order to provide more funds for local domestic violence shelters. The bill stipulates that those convicted of domestic violence must pay a minimum $500 fee - not a fine - after they are granted probation. This clarification is important because it would clear up confusion over the $500 payment and ensure funding for local domestic violence programs."

Source: Holden press release

- Brad Haugaard

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