Illinois governor signs 'Diane's Law'
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:35:04 GMT —
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Thursday signed into law a measure to protect victims of domestic violence.
The new law allows courts to order risk assessment evaluations for those accused of domestic battery, kidnapping, stalking and attempted murder.
Courts would also be allowed to mandate GPS monitoring of defendants to ensure they comply with restraining orders.
The new measure, called Diane's Law, is named for Diane Kephart, who was murdered by a former boyfriend in 2013.
She was killed days after renewing a protective restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.
The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2015.