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Orange County supes can study other efforts as they consider Laura's Law




Amanda Wilcox, left, accompanied by her husband Nick Wilcox, second from left, whose daughter, Laura, was killed in a 2001 Nevada County shooting spree, joined others in calling on lawmakers to approve a bill aimed at abolishing capital punishment, at a hearing of the Assembly Public Safety Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Amanda Wilcox, left, accompanied by her husband Nick Wilcox, second from left, whose daughter, Laura, was killed in a 2001 Nevada County shooting spree, joined others in calling on lawmakers to approve a bill aimed at abolishing capital punishment, at a hearing of the Assembly Public Safety Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2011.
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The Orange County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote tomorrow on whether to adopt a state law known as Laura's Law. It would allow the county to force certain people with severe mental illness to receive treatment.

As the supervisors consider the issue, KPCC's Rebecca Plevin reports they can look outside of Orange County for some guidance.