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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 7, 2014

The Tennessee Senate yesterday unanimously passed SB1962, known as Amelia's Law, WATE reports. Sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, the bill is named in memory of Amelia Keown, the Maryville teenager who was killed in a car wreck by a prison parolee in August 2012. The legislation calls for a transdermal monitoring device for parolees whose crimes were directly related to drugs and alcohol. Similar to an ankle bracelet, it would test the person's blood every 30 minutes. The bill will now go to Gov. Bill Haslam. If he signs, the bill will take affect July 1.