Tilley still tweaking dating partner protection bill, doesn't think abortion amendment is germane
01/24/2014 12:42 PM
The bill to allow a Kentuckian in a dating relationship to take out a civil domestic violence protection order against a boyfriend or girlfriend is going back to committee for tweaking of the definition of “dating relationship,” the measure’s sponsor said Friday.
Rep. John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, said other lawmakers requested some additional changes to further clarify what constitutes a dating relationship. Here’s what he said:
Tilley said returning the bill to committee wasn’t in reaction to floor amendments Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, attached that would prohibit abortion of a fetus 20 weeks or older.
Still, Tilley said he agreed with House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, that those amendments weren’t germane to the domestic violence protections for dating partners.
Tilley said he’s hoping to have a revised bill back to the House floor next week or the first week of February.
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