- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has given its approval to a compromise bill to create harsher penalties for domestic violence and ban some people charged with the crime from possessing guns.

But the bill isn’t quite on its way to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The House didn’t take up the small changes in the version passed by the Senate Tuesday after Minority Leader Todd Rutherford objected.

The Senate removed Rutherford’s amendment to the bill creating risk assessors who would help police determine if anyone should be charged in domestic violence situations and if people charged with the crime should get bond.

Rutherford’s objection means the House will have to wait later this week to take up the bill again.


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