Legislator recalls home invasion Legislator recalls home invasion Advocate Photo by MARSHA SHULER -- State Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, talks with state Sen. Yvonne Dorsey Colomb about legislation mandating a minimum five year prison term for home invasion when a dangerous weapon is involved. The Senate Judiciary C Committee approved the measure, Senate Bill 313, sponsored by state Sen. Bodi White, R-Central, on Tuesday. CAPITOL NEWS BUREAU April 09, 2014 Comments State Sen. Bodi White’s bill brought back some bad memories Tuesday for state Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb. Dorsey-Colomb recounted some personal history as she supported the bill that would provide for a minimum five year prison term for home invasions involving dangerous weapons. “I’ve been a victim ...,” said Dorsey-Colomb. Dorsey-Colomb choked up as she recounted how as a 15-year-old living with her grandmother someone broke in. “They break in, get in and they rob you. It’s really something you never want to experience,” Dorsey-Colomb said. She then moved to approve the measure by White, R-Central. The Senate Committee on Judiciary C approved Senate Bill 313 under which home invaders armed with a dangerous weapon would be fined not more than $7,000 and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five years nor more than 30 years. Originally, White, R-Central, wanted to have the five year minimum prison term apply to all home invasion offenses — not just those involving weapons. He stripped the provision from the bill in committee. The measure now heads to the full Senate for debate.