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Bill Mandates GPS Monitoring of Abusers

HARTFORD —  A bill allowing Connecticut’s Judicial Branch to select three courts to electronically monitor certain domestic violence offenders has passed a legislative hurdle.

The proposed pilot program is part of a package of domestic violence reforms that passed the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Friday.  

Domestic violence is a major issue during this year’s General Assembly session. It comes in the wake of some high-profile cases where women were killed, allegedly at the hands of their estranged husbands.

The bill also allows the Judicial Branch to expand the number of specialized court dockets that specialize in domestic violence cases.

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