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Kentucky House seeks to expand domestic violence legislation

A House committee meet Wednesday to discuss passing new dating violence legislation. The goal is to strengthen laws protecting domestic violence victims. The committee passed legislation on to the full House Wednesday afternoon. The House has passed similar legislation three times, but it's failed in the Senate.

Judiciary Chairman John Tilley, who's sponsoring the bill, says laws should be strengthened to include victims dating their assailants. Right now, a victim must be married to, live with, or share a child with someone, in order to get a protective order.

Filed under: Kentucky | Politics | Violent crimes


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