Women are more likely to experience violence at the hands of others, which can take the form of physical, emotional, and/or sexual harm.
Those with interpersonal violence in their past are at increased risk for a variety of mental and physical health problems, many of which can compound over generations.
We track legislation that affects women’s health in Oklahoma. Here’s a peek at recent proposals with an impact on interpersonal violence.
HB 2990 raises domestic abuse criminal penalties, including violence against a pregnant woman.
HB 3002 adds unborn child (fetus) to the definition of criminal battery.
HB 3098 makes knowingly transmitting certain medical conditions a felony.
HB 3132 raises the penalty for human trafficking to life in prison or the death penalty.
HB 3588 allows service of protective orders via newspaper.
HB 3775 increases the penalty for domestic abuse by strangulation.
HB 3776 increases the penalty for domestic abuse crimes that involve a pregnant woman.
HB 3857 establishes a 5 year mandator minimum sentence for domestic abuse convictions.
HB 3992 requires those convicted of trafficking a minor serve 100% of their sentence.
HB 4128 funds the OSBI office created by Ida’s Law.
SB 1198 mandates human trafficking curriculum in schools.
SB 1211 increases the penalty for domestic violence by strangulation.
SB 1236 requires 85% of sentence must be completed for domestic violence with strangulation convictions.
SB 1265 criminalizes sexual extortion (revenge porn).
SB 1326 requires those convicted of domestic abuse crimes to register on the violent offender list.
SB 1329 raises the penalty for unwelcome viewing with illicit intent (“peeping tom”).
SB 1386 allocates money for processing rape kits.
SB 1470 reforms the sentencing guidelines for survivors of domestic violence.
SB 1479 amends current revenge porn statute by altering who can be convicted, the actions that lead to a conviction, and increased sentencing.
SB 1481 allocates money for sexual assault examination reimbursements.