ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a package of initiatives to help victims of crime.
Hogan said Friday he is committed to working with legislators to pass a bill to enable rape victims who conceive a child to terminate the parental rights of the person who raped them. Legislative leaders have made the measure a priority this session.
Another proposal would allow courts to admit evidence of a criminal defendant’s prior history of sexual crimes or abuse, if he or she is prosecuted for subsequent sex offenses.
The governor also is proposing a bill strengthening an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence.
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He also called on lawmakers to sustain his veto of legislation prohibiting colleges from using an admissions application with questions about a prospective student’s prior criminal history.