Protecting Children and Women
As a long-time Guardian ad litem attorney and Department of Social Services attorney, Jonathan has been very active protecting children from abuse and neglect.
The following is legislation Jonathan supports to protect children and women:
Caylee’s Law will be introduced in the long session. Jonathan Jordan will be one of four primary sponsors of this bill, although there may be other similar bills introduced.
H49 Co-sponsor of Laura’s Law, which increases penalties for multiple DWI convictions.
H59 Co-sponsor of Sex Offenders Cannot be EMS personnel.
H145 Phoebe’s Law – Primary Sponsor – to establish electronic speed-detection in school and work zones. Phoebe was the daughter of a school principal who was struck and injured by a speeding driver while in a school zone (her father’s school, where she was a student).
H160 – Strong supporter and co-sponsor of Check-Off Donation: Breast Cancer Screening, which took Rep. Dollar seven years to get through legislature, six of which were years of Democrat control. I was at the press conference with Rep. Dollar and other sponsors and have family members who are survivors.
H382 Primary Sponsor of Juvenile Code Revisions. The NC Bar Association and others involved in juvenile justice issues come to me as a representative knowledgeable and active in juvenile issues to run such bills.
H684 Co-Sponsor of Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act to establish more consistent laws regarding difficult issues of child abduction, whether by strangers or by non-custodial parents flouting court orders.
H729 Co-Sponsor with all Democrats on the bill to create a criminal offense “Reckless Assault of a Child.” (Doesn’t require intent to injure but if you do injure a child by shaking, slamming, or throwing a child and injure the child’s head, your recklessness is almost as bad as intent because you should have known that such actions were potentially deadly.)
H737 Co-Sponsor of Strengthen Child Safety Laws/Care Facilities to add additional criminal history checks for additional crimes before licensing such child care providers.