WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed January 8, 2014
Kentucky House Committee Considering Expansion of Domestic Violence Protections
A bill that would extend domestic-violence protection to dating partners is being taken up Wednesday by members of a Kentucky House committee.
House Bill 8 received an endorsement Tuesday night by Governor Steve Beshear, who spoke in favor of the bill during his “State of the Commonwealth” address. Supporters have been trying to get such legislation passed since 2007.
Kentucky House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Tilley of Hopkinsville sponsored a bill last year that died without receiving a floor vote.
Tilly is again sponsoring legislation this session that would allow dating partners to obtain domestic violence protective orders.