Senator Watters Hails Signing of Public Safety Legislation for Families & Children

Credits Governor Hassan for championing policies that makes families safer


Dover, NH – Today, Senator David Watters hailed the signing of Joshua’s Law and SB 348, legislation creating the Sex Abuse Prevention Commission, as key laws that will make New Hampshire families safer. Joshua’s law establishes domestic violence as a separate crime, making it easier to identify and prosecute domestic violence offenders.


“These key pieces of legislation will make New Hampshire families safer and stronger. I cosponsored Joshua’s law because it will help law enforcement crack down on domestic violence offenders and make it easier to provide support to victims with treatment and care,” said Senator David Watters. “I’m grateful that through Governor Hassan and Senator Soucy’s leadership, we were able to pass this legislation with broad bipartisan support.


“I introduced SB 348 to increase protections for young Granite Staters through education and awareness,” continued Senator Watters. “I want to thank child protection advocates, survivors, and educators for their hard work in passing this legislation. Jessica Paradis' leadership is an inspiring example for moving the cause of child sexual abuse prevention education forward.  I look forward to hearing from the Commission about how we can make our children safer through education.


Senator Watters joined Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Donna Soucy, and advocates at today’s bill signing at the New Hampshire State House.