HAUPPAGUE - The Suffolk Legislature passed a measure that aims to provide lifesaving protection for victims of domestic violence.
Suffolk Legislator Kara Hahn announced the bill that would provide a 20-question "self-assessment survey" for all people who call 911 to report a domestic violence incident. She says it will help women see, in writing, that something's not right.
The bill also allows police to use a computer system to generate a "risk assessment number," from one to 13, for domestic violence suspects. The number would help predict the likelihood a person will be a chronic abuser.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has said he will sign the bill into law.