domestic violence http://wmot.org en Bill Requires Stiffer Domestic Violence Sentences http://wmot.org/post/bill-requires-stiffer-domestic-violence-sentences <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The Tennessee House has passed Gov. Bill Haslam&#39;s bill to require mandatory jail time for people with repeat domestic violence convictions.</p><p>The chamber voted 98-1 to approve the bill. The lone vote against the measure&nbsp;came from Democratic Rep. Eddie Bass of Prospect.&nbsp; Bass says&nbsp;the bill shouldn&rsquo;t be passed until the state agrees to pay local governments&nbsp;the entire increased costs of putting more abusers in jail.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:33:05 +0000 AP/WMOT 9962 at http://wmot.org