LAW SIGNED: Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that increases the prison time for certain domestic abuse convictions
A bill that increases the prison sentence for someone convicted of choking, but not killing someone in a domestic abuse situation, has been signed into law.
Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill Wednesday morning. It allows judges to sentence someone convicted of choking their domestic partner to a year in prison.
The Iowa Senate approved the bill unanimously last legislative session and the Iowa House passed it in early February with a vote of 96-1.