"Jackie's Law" Near Approval

July 17, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM EDT

By Matt Bove

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July 17, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - The push is on for Governor Cuomo to sign the bill known as "Jackie's Law” named after Jackie Wisniewski , the
woman killed by her ex-boyfriend at ECMC.

The bill would allow police to charge and prosecute those who secretly install GPS systems while trying to stalk another person, which is exactly what happened to Wisniewski.

Both the State Senate and Assembly passed the bill, and it's now up to Governor Cuomo to sign it into law.

“Just because we have all sorts of laws in place that already make it illegal for domestic violence to happen to anyone,” Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes said. “(That) doesn’t mean that we don’t need to create some new ones sometime.”

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