HARTFORD - A bill to help victims of domestic violence took a step forward last night.

The state house approved the legislation and it will now go to the senate.

The bill includes a program that will allow high-risk offenders to be monitored electronically. It will also allow prosecutors to consider out-of-state offenses when charging a defendant as a persistent offender. The bill also includes a provision that would allow victims to break a lease if they can show they are in danger.