(WICHITA, Kan.) — On her kitchen table Kristy Beaudette displays the fruit of her work--House Bill 2613 which is now law.
"This is a very bittersweet bill," Beaudette says. "I am happy. This is something that should have been done a long time ago."
With the governor's signature this law gives Kansas judges the power to grant lifetime protection-from-abuse orders. The law got unanimous approval from state lawmakers who credit Beaudette for sharing her story and demonstrating the need.
State Senator Dick Kelsey says, "I believe this bill is a clear example of when one individual really takes on a good cause and makes something good happen."