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"They are people, especially high school or college students, who are just dating." The bill would not change any criminal laws, only civil laws, Litvack said.Instead of being a "fix-all" for dating violence, it will simply "provide another tool" for law enforcement and victim advocates to help protect victims and, possibly, even help the abuser.But currently, such orders are limited to family members.“It’s not necessarily about definitions; it’s about the relationship and what type of violence arises out of that relationship,” said Rep.Emilia Sykes, a Columbus Democrat given an unusual co-sponsorship of a prime bill in the GOP-dominated Ohio House.That limitation can prevent law enforcement from adequately protecting a victim and potentially lead to a repeat or escalation of the violence, Rep. To correct that, Litvack will run a bill during the Legislature's 2006 general session that will create a new definition for protective orders and allow a judge to issue them for victims of "dating violence." The bill is expected to be formally heard for the first time during Wednesday's meeting of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee."What we're seeing is a lot of situations that are domestic violence in nature, but they don't meet the co-habitation standard" required to issue a protective order, Litvack said.If the protective orders are allowed for victims of dating violence, it will become another part of the ongoing educational efforts for domestic violence.

Sometimes it’s hard to prove that abusive behavior is happening, but it might be easier to prove that someone’s violated a protection order.”Rosenberger, a Republican from Clarksville, has a couple of reasons for designating legislation with two Democratic sponsors on it as House Bill 1, according to his office.

Neither bill passed in the lame-duck period that followed.“Sometimes, when it is lame-duck season and there is new language that members have not had the chance to thoroughly vet and discuss, legislation can be set aside for the next General Assembly, which is what happened in this case,” Senate Press Secretary John Fortney said.“I’m confident that the speaker is committed to seeing the former House Bill 392 advance, one as a showing of good public policy that should be advanced, and that shows remarkable leadership,” Sykes said.

“But also, just making sure we’re doing the best we can for the citizens of Ohio and not making everything so partisan, especially when it doesn’t have to be.”Kat Tenbarge is a fellow in the E. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau.

Statistics tell us that most victims of dating violence are girls between the ages of 16 and 24.

What’s more, many victims of domestic violence report having been first abused between the ages of 11 and 17.

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