An uncle's plea: Contact lawmakers about domestic violence registry before Monday
PASCO, Wash. – A proposed initiative to create a registry for those with a domestic violence background will be heard by law makers in Olympia on Monday at 1:30 P.M.
It’s called Tina’s law filed under House bill 1080. The bill would create a state registry of people guilty of domestic violence that anyone could easily access for safety.
“We need your voice, we need your presence to show our government in Olympia that domestic violence is affecting all of us as a community and we need to stand together and bring this to their attention,” said Estes.
Kennewick's Don Estes was Tina's uncle and he is pleading for everyone’s support.
“My niece Tina Stewart was murdered to domestic violence she was beat to death by her partner it was a sad incident but it struck the world,” said Estes.
From dawn till dusk, Estes said he is on the phone calling state representatives hoping for Tina’s law to take shape. Estes goal is to get a national registry.
“It's a worldwide problem it's a global problem, domestic violence affects millions and millions of people,” said Estes.
House bill 1080 will force anyone convicted of a domestic violence felony or more than two misdemeanor offenses to go on a registry, holding perpetrators accountable for their actions and potentially saving lives.
Estes said lawmakers from 16 different states are showing interest on the bill as well.
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