Amanda’s Bill

Legal Professionals, Advocates Discuss Amanda's Law

by Gabe Bullard on July 22, 2010

The attorneys, law-enforcement officers and advocates who make up the Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council met today met Thursday to discuss Amanda’s Law.

The law took effect last week. It’s meant to better protect domestic abuse victims. Among other things, it allows for GPS tracking of certain accused abusers and extends the time limit for serving protective orders after abuse is reported.

The council’s meeting was held so the attendees could learn more about enforcing and following the law. Council co-chair Carol Cobb says this and future meetings not only help enforcement, but can uncover gaps in the law that need to be addressed.

“I think the more we talk, inter-agency-wise, the better prepared we’re going to be to fine-tune this law so victims will be protected,” she says.

Cobb says she didn’t see any shortcomings in the law at first, but legislation is often fine-tuned over the years as problems emerge.

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Amanda's Bill Signed Into Law

by Rick Howlett April 29, 2010

In a ceremony at the State Capitol Wednesday,  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed Amanda’s Bill on domestic violence into law.  The measure is named for former state worker Amanda Ross, who was gunned down in Lexington last year.  Among the speakers at the ceremony was Diana Ross, Amanda’s mother.  “Words cannot express my sincere appreciation that […]

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Amanda's Bill Progresses in General Assembly

by scrosby March 11, 2010

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Amanda’s Bill on domestic violence has moved another step closer to final passage in the Kentucky General Assembly. Amanda’s Bill has been subjected to several weeks of hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which now has unanimously passed a revised version of the bill. The biggest change requires a […]

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Domestic Violence Measure Awaits Action In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett February 28, 2010

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio The 2010 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is entering its ninth week, with hundreds of bills still awaiting final action.                  Amanda’s Bill on domestic violence cleared the Kentucky House on January 12th.  Since then, it’s been lodged in the Senate Judiciary Committee where it’s had a couple […]

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Amanda's Bill Discussion To Resume

by Gabe Bullard February 1, 2010

Kentucky lawmakers are expected to again take up Amanda’s Bill, as the 2010 General Assembly enters its fifth week.

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"Amanda's Bill" Moving Through General Assembly

by Rick Howlett January 13, 2010

Amanda’s Bill, which is designed to strengthen domestic violence laws in Kentucky, has moved another step closer to final passage. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh is tracking the bill’s progress.

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Amanda's Bill Passes House

by Gabe Bullard January 12, 2010

Amanda’s Bill, which passed 97-0, now moves to the Senate

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House to Consider Amanda's Bill Today

by scrosby January 12, 2010

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky House today is poised to act on Amanda’s Bill, which requires electronic monitoring of some individuals accused of domestic violence. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, the bill’s sponsor, is anxious to move the measure to the Senate. “We’re gonna add a couple of floor amendments to it that […]

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"Amanda's Bill" Advances In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett January 7, 2010

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill allowing electronic monitoring of some domestic violence offenders has cleared its first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. The House Judiciary committee voted unanimously for Amanda’s Bill, named for Amanda Ross, who was slain outside her Lexington townhome last fall. Accused of her murder is former lawmaker […]

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