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Rep. Todd Rutherford Delays Domestic Violence Vote, Pushes For More Debate from the Post and Courier, 05/27/2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“COLUMBIA — A leading Democrat denounced a domestic violence reform bill Wednesday, delaying an expected vote and calling the bill “theater” if it is pushed through without a specific proposal to speed up treatment for batterers.

Rep. Todd Rutherford, the House minority leader, said the reform bill had been gutted after the Senate stripped an amendment he backed to provide immediate psychological assessments for batterers and victims after someone is charged.”

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