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Youth Support Dating Violence Amendment

Youth Support Dating Violence Amendment

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(KSL News) Young people from around the state gathered at the Capitol today to let lawmakers know about a bill that's very important to them.

Brittney Shields, Governing Youth Council Member: "We want to stop the violence and stop the hate."

Jordan Street, Governing Youth Council State President: "We want the Senators to know we are in support of this bill as teenagers."

The Governing Youth Council is supporting a dating violence amendment to House Bill 28. Right now the bill allows anyone who is in an abusive relationship to file a restraining order if they are are married to, living with or share a child with someone who is abusive.

If the amendment passes, it will make any physical harm or threat of violence against a dating partner a criminal offense.

The Governing Youth Council is a group of youth from around Utah who promote crime-free and drug-free lifestyles.

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