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State lawmakers delay key vote on "Audrie's Law"

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'Audrie's Law' was named for a Saratoga teen who committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted and her ordeal was exposed online. (Audrie Pott Foundation/Facebook)

Lawmakers delayed a key vote Tuesday on a law aimed at stiffening the punishment for minors convicted of sexual assault.

Sponsors call the senate bill "Audrie's Law." it's named for Audrie Pott. The Saratoga High School student committed suicide after being sexually assaulted at a party. The attack was then discussed on social media.

Audrie's Law would impose a two-year sentence on minors convicted of certain sexual offenses.

Some assembly members oppose the longer sentences.

The bill must pass the Assembly by the end of August before it can go to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
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