Following today's unanimous Senate vote to pass Joshua's Law, which would establish a crime of domestic violence in New Hampshire law, Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement:
"Passing Joshua's Law to establish a crime of domestic violence is a common-sense step that will improve the safety of our families by helping law enforcement and prosecutors better identify and stop repeat abusers. The measure will also increase understanding of domestic violence and help victims access support and protections as early as possible.
"Nothing can assuage the pain caused by the tragic murder of Joshua Savyon, but passing this bill in his memory will strengthen our communities and help countless families. I thank Senator Soucy for her leadership in this effort and the entire Senate for their unanimous support of Joshua's Law, and I encourage the House to join their colleagues in passing this critical public safety measure."