Bill named after slain Dutchess County woman one step closer to becoming law
A bill named after a slain Dutchess County woman is one step closer to becoming a law.
Melanie's Law, named after Melanie Chianese, passed in the Senate Wednesday.
The 29-year-old was killed in 2019 by her mother's ex-boyfriend who is now serving a life sentence for her murder.
Chianese's mom had a restraining order, but Melanie allegedly didn't.
Lawmakers, activists push for passage of orders of protection bill named after murdered Dutchess County woman
The bill in her name would allow judges to grant protective orders for adult family members of domestic violence victims.
Melsnie's Law has bi-partisan support but it's unclear if the Assembly will vote on it before the end of session this month.