JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TAKING ITS TIME WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney is delaying action on criminal domestic violence (CDV) legislation – reportedly telling his committee members not to move too quickly on the issue.
The S.C. House of Representatives version of CDV reform – H. 3433 – was referred to Delleney’s committee back on January 27. It didn’t receive a hearing until this week. By contrast, the State Senate passed its version of CDV reform last month.
So … what’s Delleney’s issue?
“He does not like the bill,” one State House insider told FITS.
Ok … but why not?
Well, we know Delleney is a criminal defense attorney – and no fan of the state’s solicitors (who support the legislation) – but is that reason enough for his delaying tactics?
Who knows … but Democrats and “Republicans” on the S.C. House judiciary committee tell FITS Delleney has made it clear to them he is no hurry to move the bill forward.
Frankly, we’re not sold on the Senate bill. It strikes us as legislating for the purpose of legislating, not actually solving a problem. If lawmakers were serious about cracking down on violence against women, then they might consider better addressing cases like THIS … or THIS.
Or … you know … just form another task force.