Homeless bill sails
The bill that would stiffen the penalties for attacks on homeless people was passed 7-0 by the House Criminal Justice Committee yesterday.
through House committee
Read the Miami Herald story here.
Read the committee staff analysis here.
See previous post (with a link to the bill text) here.
Next, the bill goes to the Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee.
Meanwhile, in Maine, a legislative committee voted against a bill that would add homelessness to a list of factors judges consider when handing out sentences. Read the Morning Sentinel story here.
Update: Four members of the Maine committee voted late, changing the committee recommendation from 5-4 against, to 8-5 in favor. Read the story here.