Amanda's Bill Signed Into Law

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… Continue reading Amanda's Bill Signed Into Law

Amanda's Bill Progresses in General Assembly

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… Continue reading Amanda's Bill Progresses in General Assembly

Domestic Violence Measure Awaits Action In Frankfort

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… Continue reading Domestic Violence Measure Awaits Action In Frankfort

House to Consider Amanda's Bill Today

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… Continue reading House to Consider Amanda's Bill Today

"Amanda's Bill" Advances In Frankfort

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… Continue reading "Amanda's Bill" Advances In Frankfort