Senator Bob Kostelka
Legislative Champion Award
Senator Kostelka is a strong supporter of domestic violence victims, offering several bills in recent years that strengthen offender accountability. In 2012, he introduced a bill that created the crime of domestic abuse aggravated assault. This recognized the serious nature of domestic abuse committed with weapons. In 2013, he introduced a bill to create the crime of Domestic Abuse Battery by Burning in response to a particularly violent case in his service area. Because of these laws, many more offenders in Louisiana will be held accountable for the serious nature of their crimes.
Senator Kostelka is an ardent supporter of victims of violence against women and we are pleased to recognize him as a legislative champion.