- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s House has endorsed legislation that mandates minimum prison sentences for someone convicted of abusing children under the age of 2.

Representatives passed the bipartisan bill 86-7 on Tuesday. The legislation requires a minimum two-year sentence for someone convicted of abusing a child. The bill requires a minimum three-year sentence if the child suffers permanent physical injury.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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