TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A bill designed to broaden who you can get a protective order against in Oklahoma is making progress at the State Capitol.
The Stephen Bernius Memorial Act passed through committee Tuesday.
Court documents show Bernius tried to get legal protection from his roommate, the man now accused of killing him, just two days before his death.
The judge denied Bernius's protective order request because it didn't meet the state statute.
This particular bill will allow Oklahomans to file protective orders against people in their household who are not an intimate partner or a family member.
The state Senate is now considering the bill.