Texas House passes domestic violence registry
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill to create a domestic violence registry.
House Bill 21 will create a registry in which individuals, who are convicted three times or more of domestic violence, will be required to register as a repeat offender.
The registry will be available, free online, and will include the names, birth dates and recent photographs of the offenders.
In Texas statute, domestic violence is referenced as family violence and defined as an act by a family member against another relative that results in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, threatening a family member of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, not including self-defense measures.