RELEASE: GOVERNOR SIGNS SENATOR PAT SPEARMAN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILL
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May 7, 2015
GOVERNOR SIGNS SENATOR PAT SPEARMAN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILL
CARSON CITY - Today, Senator Pat Spearman’s domestic violence prevention bill was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval at a ceremony at the Nevada State Capitol.
Senate Bill 362 authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to create educational programs surrounding domestic violence prevention. It also authorizes the department to educate the public about medical, mental health, and other social services available to abuse survivors.
The bill had overwhelming bipartisan support, passing the Senate unanimously and the Assembly by a vote of 39 to 3.
“Preventing domestic violence and supporting survivors are bipartisan values. With these programs in place, more Nevadans will get the tools they need to prevent and recover from abuse,” said Sen. Spearman. “I’m honored to see this bill become law with the overwhelming support of my colleagues and the Governor.”
SB 362 is one of several Democratic proposals to protect domestic violence survivors, including Sen. Debbie Smith’s SB 187.