A bill regarding monitoring devices has some unanswered questions for one director of a Missouri coalition against violence.
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A bill regarding monitoring devices has some unanswered questions for one director of a Missouri coalition against violence.

Date: February 10, 2015
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau

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The director of the leading coalition against domestic and sexual violence wants one Senate committee to amend a bill that would allow judges to require someone who is under a restraining order to wear a monitoring device.
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Wrap:Colleen Coble, the director of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, told the Senate Judiciary Committee she would like the bill to address who would be monitoring the wearer of the device and if it will be in real time.

Coble would also like there to be clarification as to who is supposed to let the victim know that a monitoring device is being worn by the victims abuser.

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Description: "An important aspect of Senator Emery's bill is the informed consent of the victim, to make sure that it is clear which entity has the responsibility for gaining that consent."

No one spoke in opposition of the bill.

If passed, the monitoring device would be programmed to alert authorities when someone entered a restricted area.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.  

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A bill which would require someone who is under a restraining order to wear a monitoring device was met with questions of clarification from a director of one Missouri coalition against violence.
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Wrap: The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would alert authorities when someone entered a restricted area.

No one spoke in opposition of the bill however Colleen Coble, the director of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, would like clarification to be added to the bill.

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Description: "What we've learned from other states the most effective GPS systems, in cases where there has been domestic violence in a court finding of domestic violence, is to be very specific as to who is monitoring this in real time."

She also wants the bill to explicitly say who is responsible for notifying the victim.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.  


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