Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), in an effort to increase public safety and provide greater protection to the thousands of state and county corrections officers, recently led the House Judiciary Committee in voting out several important measures.

The first bill under consideration was House Bill 1855, also known as Markie’s Law. The law is named after an 8-year-old boy who was brutally stabbed to death by a man who was paroled at the end of his minimum sentence for homicide, even after committing two separate assaults of other inmates while behind bars.

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