COLUMBUS — Increased protections against domestic violence, steps to improve care of newborns and expansion of broadband access are among the latest bipartisan priority legislation proposed by House leaders.

Among the proposals is House Bill 3, a sweeping domestic violence prevention bill that seeks to utilize a host of strategies, ranging from the time of the first incident, to the courtroom, to post-prison.

“Intimate partner abuse knows no boundaries,” said Rep. Janine Boyd, D-Cleveland Heights, who is sponsoring the bill with Rep. Sara Carruthers, R-Hamilton. “It thrives regardless of the income, religion or race of those involved, and in the shadows of a system that has long been in need of modernization.”

Carruthers said the bill “touched me immensely,” describing that her mother was abused by her second husband.

The bill is titled Aisha’s Law after Aisha Fraser of Shaker Heights, a victim of domestic violence who was stabbed to death in November with her kids nearby.

Her estranged husband, Lance Mason, a former state legislator and Cuyahoga County judge, was charged with her murder. In a prior incident, he was convicted of assaulting Fraser in front of their children in August 2014.

Boyd said the bill could have helped Fraser, with better protections after the initial domestic violence incident, including a lethality screening tool that would have assessed her risk of being assaulted again or murdered, and a referral to a newly developed domestic violence high-risk team.

“The screening tool likely would have yielded that she was in a lethal situation,” Boyd said.

Mason pleaded to lesser charges and served nine months of a two-year sentence, thanks, in part, to positive letters written by local politicians. When he got out of prison, he was given a job by the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Under the bill, the local high-risk teams would develop strategies for identifying high-risk victims and, with input from local law enforcement and courts, set up monitoring and intervention plans. The bill also seeks to allow more evidence to be admissible in domestic violence cases, and extend protection orders to all minors in care of the victim.

“All of that together may have very well saved her life,” Boyd said.

Other priority House bills introduced Thursday:

• H.B.  4, designed to streamline the process for new workforce certificate programs. Businesses owners that want a new job training certificate program could work with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to develop necessary standards and curriculum.

• H.B. 10, which would set up the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy to coordinate state drug-related efforts.

• H.B. 11, which seeks to reduce Ohio’s dismal infant mortality rate. It would expand tobacco cessation and oral health care Medicaid coverage, set up a grant program for prenatal care programs, and develop materials on safe lead paint practices.

• H.B. 13, designed to provide grants to municipalities and townships to fund broadband projects to residential areas where it is currently cost prohibitive for companies to extend access.