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A custody exchange bill has been signed by KY Gov. Steve Beshear

Governor Beshear signed a bill that's designed to make custody exchanges safer.

House Bill 141 was filed after the January shooting in the parking lot of Hazard Community and Technical College.

53-year-old Jackie Cornett, 20-year-old Caitlin Cornett, and 12-year-old Taylor Cornett all died in the shooting.

Police say the shooting happened during a custody change.

Family members of the victims were on hand for the bill signing.

Melissa Cornett said, “It's needed to happen for a long time, if it had been in place, maybe it could have saved my family. Maybe it will help the next one.”

The bill establishes places such as courthouses and police departments as safe places for custody exchanges.

Judges could order exchanges take place there if necessary.

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