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228 Commemoration

 

Kenny's Law

In July of 2001, 17 year old Kenneth Chiu was brtually murdered on his own drive way in Laguna Hills, California, in a hate crime perpetrated by next door neighbor Christopher Hearn.

With the support of multiple Taiwanese American organizations as well as other Asian American groups, California Assemblymember Judy Chu is proposing AB 2428 known as "Kenny's Law".

Already passed by the California State Assembly, AB 2428 is awaiting approval by the Senate. AB 2428 will require cocurts to issue a protective order for the victim, his/her known family or known domenstic partner, unless there are compelling reasons not to do so that is stated on record.

A protective order protects victims from further acts of violence, threats, stalking and harassment by their former perpetrator. Kenny's Law will also extend existing law that provides sensitivity training and counseling to hate crime perpetrators who are on parole or in a conditional release program.

Please show your support for Kenny's Law by writing letters in support of AB 2428 and sending them to:

Assemblymember Judy Chu
State Capitol
PO Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0049

Questions regarding legal aspects of AB 2428 can be answered by Daniel Huang of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center at (213) 977-7500x237 or dhuang@apalc.org.

Questions about legislative deadline or other legislative inquiries can be directed to Rosaline Chan at Assemblymember Judy Chu's office at (916) 319-2049 or at rosaline.chan@asm.ca.gov.

Organization Endorsement Form
Fact Sheet
List of Supporting Orgs
Sample Support Letter

 
 




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