BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A local boy who was brutally beaten by his own father is one step closer to changing the law.
The State Assembly and Senate passed Jay-J's law Friday after years of fighting for the North Tonawanda boy. The bill would give more jail time to repeat child abusers.
It is named after Jay-J Bolvin who was left permanently disabled after his father beat him as an infant.
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The boy's Uncle Kevin Retzer said in a release, "Jay-J's Law is a common-sense bill to make sure violent abusers are punished for hurting children. It won't change the suffering Jay-J went through - or the struggles he faces now - but Jay-J's Law will help protect other children across New York State."
The bill will now go to the Governor to be signed into law.
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