(CHICAGO) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed new legislation aimed at protecting survivors of domestic violence.
Signed on Thursday, "Diane's Law" will allow courts to order risk assessment and electronic surveillance of people who have been charged with domestic abuse. This is to increase protection for victims of domestic violence, officials said.
The governor's office said the law is named after Diane Kephart, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend in March 2013, just three days after she renewed a protective order against him.
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