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Amanda's Bill signed into law

Governor Steve Beshear signed Amanda's Bill into law Wednesday afternoon.

The signing ceremony in Frankfort began with a moment of silence for Amanda Ross, whom the bill is named after.

"Words cannot express my sincere thanks that my daughter has been honored through this bill," Diana Ross, Amanda Ross' mother said.

Amanda Ross was shot to death outside her Lexington home last September, in what's being investigated as a domestic violence case.

Her former fiance, Steve Nunn, is accused of the crime. Ross had an emergency protective order against him during the time of the shooting.

The law allows judges to order those who violate a domestic order to wear a GPS tracking device. It also extends the continuance of an unserved EPO for six months.

The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate.

The new law requires domestic violence offenders to stay up to 500 feet away from their victims.

DVO violators who attempt to remove the tracking device could face felony charges.


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