Aisha's Law

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduces Aisha's Law in 2019.
Andy Chow

A bill in the Ohio legislature that toughens penalties for domestic abuse and creates more protections for victims will not pass the General Assembly by the end of the year. The bill's sponsor says she plans to reintroduce what's known as Aisha's Law in the new year.

2020 Year In Review
Dan Konik

The Ohio General Assembly has wrapped up one of the most tumultuous years in state history, with a pandemic, economic downturn, and bribery scandal all playing out at the same time. With so many moving pieces, there are hundreds of bills left on the table.

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) with fellow Democratic House and Senate members.
Andy Chow

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) says her high-profile domestic violence bill is gaining momentum in the Ohio House. The bipartisan piece of legislation known as "Aisha's Law" looks to overhaul the way communities and law enforcement respond to reports of assault.

In February, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced Aisha's Law, along with several of  the bill's co-sponsors.
Andy Chow

Former state lawmaker and Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason is facing a life sentence next month after pleading guilty yesterday to the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife Aisha Fraser in November. Her murder prompted a bipartisan bill that seeks to better protect victims of domestic violence.