Lawmakers approve ankle monitors for abusive mates

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers have given final passage to
Amanda's Bill, a measure that would allow authorities to keep
electronic tabs on some domestic abusers.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he believes the legislation,
which passed the House 100-0 Wednesday night, will save lives.
Stumbo said the legislation, which cleared the Senate earlier
Wednesday, would prove to be one of the landmark achievements of
this year's legislative session.
The bill is named after Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside
her Lexington home last year. Former state Rep. Steve Nunn has been
charged with killing her and has entered a not guilty plea. After
the breakup of their engagement, Ross had obtained a domestic
violence protective order.
The legislation is House Bill 1.

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