ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is highlighting two new laws that are taking effect to protect victims of domestic violence.
Brown will talk about the new laws, which take effect Monday, in Rockville at the Family Justice Center.READ MORE: City Police Investigating Overnight Shooting in Fells Point
Starting Monday, residents who are forced to leave their employment to escape the threat of domestic violence will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations & Positivity Rate Continue To Decline
Another law that goes into effect Monday requires judges to report whether or not defendants are found to have had a “domestically-related relationship” with their victims. If they have, a notation will be added to their criminal record that indicates they have committed a domestic violence-related crime. That will be used by law enforcement to monitor domestic violence offenders.MORE NEWS: City Of Refuge Victory Garden Uplifts South Baltimore Community With Fresh Produce
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