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Newspaper: Counties not using GPS monitoring in Amanda's Law

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) - A new Kentucky statute allowing
counties to use GPS tracking devices in domestic violence cases has
been in effect for two weeks, but a published report says the key
provision isn't being used.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports county officials say the law is an
unfunded mandate and they can't afford to place a tracking device
on people charged with domestic violence.

Democratic political consultant Dale Emmons, who lobbied for the
law, says the argument is bogus.

The much-discussed measure was enacted after state employee
Amanda Ross was fatally shot in September outside her home in
Lexington. Former state legislator Steve Nunn is charged with
murder in her death.

The newspaper reported Kentucky's Administrative Office of the
Courts could not find any county that has implemented GPS
monitoring.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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