LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A bill that focuses on extending domestic violence protective orders to people whose dating relationships turn violent cleared a Kentucky House committee on Wednesday.
The expansion aims to protect those most vulnerable to dating violence.
The bill must now pass the Senate.
Similar legislation passed the House Committee in 2013, but stalled out in the Senate.
Current law is limited to granting protective orders only when violence occurs among married and divorced couples, couples who live together or couples who share a child.