‘Piqui’s Law’: Mother’s Push for Bill Named After Son Murdered by His Father Makes Progress

The mom of a Southern California boy who was murdered by his father about five years ago continues to advocate for a law named after her son.

Senate Bill 616, or “Piqui’s Law,” would ensure California could receive federal funding to protect victims of child abuse and domestic violence by “prioritizing child safety in our family court system, aligning with federal provisions within the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA),” according to District 22 Senator Susan Rubio’s office.

Piqui’s mother, Ana Estevez, appeared in court in Sacramento Tuesday. Banded together with a group of mothers, Estevez testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her son’s murder. The committee passed SB 616 on a 10-0 vote.

The bill aimed to honor the young boy will hit the state’s Assembly for in August.

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