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By Senator Sue Malek - D
Senate District 46 Missoula, Mont 

Senator Malek Reflections


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Senator Sue Malek

HELENA - The legislature's transmittal break is upon us. Non-revenue bills either pass the Senate by March 1 or die. Five of my bills passed!

Senate Bill 22 provides rape victims a civil procedure to end parental rights of their rapists. My 2013 bill, allowing an enhanced penalty terminating parental rights when rapists are convicted, became law. But in some cases criminal prosecution is not possible because of sex trafficking or fear of further violence. The civil remedy in Senate Bill 22 helps victims who can't face the trauma of a criminal trial. Perpetrators will still have rights to be...

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