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Bill meant to help veterans passes Ky. Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill that has passed the Kentucky Senate
would have pretrial officers ask people arrested whether they
served in combat.
The measure's goal is to connect combat veterans with services
to help deal with problems stemming from post-traumatic stress
disorder.
The bill cleared the Senate on a 35-0 vote Tuesday. The measure
now returns to the House, which will decide whether to accept a
change made by the Senate.
Under the bill, as part of a pretrial release investigation, a
pretrial officer would ask someone arrested if they had been in
combat. If the suspect is a combat veteran, that person would be
given contact information for assistance programs.
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The legislation is House Bill 377.

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