Status Summary

House - 04/21/2021 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Energy and Commerce (Updated 5/11/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. O'Halleran, Tom

This act would ensure that children and law enforcement officials in tribal communities are protected in instances of domestic violence. Currently, tribes can convict non-Indian perpetrators of protection order violations, domestic violence, and dating violence, but children of survivors are not protected. Additionally, tribal law enforcement assisting victims are not protected. This act would extend protections so that incidents of child violence and violence against law enforcement officers in domestic violence situations can also be prosecuted in tribal communities.