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Domestic violence won't preclude public service

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Domestic violence convictions won't
preclude Kentuckians from running for elected offices.

Lawmakers pulled a provision on Wednesday that would have added
domestic violence to treason and a handful of other misdeeds that
would bar would-be politicians from public service.

The Kentucky legislature has taken a hard look at domestic
violence issues since former lawmaker Steve Nunn was charged with
murder in the shooting death last year of his ex-fiancee, Amanda
Ross of Lexington.

Lawmakers are expected to vote next week on legislation that
would allow people in dating relationships to seek protective
The legislation is House Bill 189.

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