Establish KRS Chapter 456 and create new sections thereof to allow persons to petition for interpersonal protective orders when the person has been the victim of domestic violence and abuse, dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; define terms; set forth legislative intent; establish procedures for the filing, review, and hearing of the petition and issuance and service of a resulting protective order; provide court processes and evidentiary standards, county attorney protocols, a process for filing, authenticating, and enforcing protective orders from other states, entry of the orders into law enforcement systems, and law enforcement responsibilities; set penalties for violation of the order and protocols for ordering GPS monitoring of a respondent; create a new section of KRS 403.715 to 403.785; provide transitional provisions in regard to the existing domestic violence order system; amend KRS 431.005 and 431.015 to account for arrests in dating violence situations; amend KRS 508.155 to provide a transition timeline for the existing stalking protective order system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 510 to establish a system for issuance of a protective order in rape, sodomy, and abuse cases; amend various other sections to conform; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2016.
Note that the summary pertains to the bill as introduced, which is often different from the most recent version.
SCS1/CI/LM - Amend to bifurcate coverage for domestic violence into KRS Chapter 403 and coverage for dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault in KRS Chapter 456 while maintaining parallel statutory structures.
The primary factors influencing which type of penalty is likely to be imposed are the following: Note: If the defendant is found to have knowingly, intentionally or recklessly caused bodily injury to another (including a spouse), the defendant will be punished with a "Class A" misdemeanor.
However, Texas law carves out various exceptions to this general rule based on specificities of the victim, the situation and the type of violence involved which may elevate or diminish the penalty depending on the circumstances.
Overview of Texas Domestic Violence Laws The use of force in domestic situations that causes bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily harm, or causes any kind of physical contact the other person may regard as offensive or provocative is called domestic violence.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, get to a safe place and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. The official version of acts signed by the Governor are available from the Secretary of State's Office in the Continental Plaza, 180 East Broad St., Columbus. Enrolled bills are the final version passed by the Ohio General Assembly and presented to the Governor for signature.Texas domestic violence laws apply not only to spouses, but to those residing in the same household, individuals related by blood or affinity, including foster parents and foster children, and those in "dating relationships." See What is Domestic Violence? Texas Domestic Violence Laws: The Basics Below you will see more specifics about Texas domestic violence laws, including relevant statutes, possible defenses, and where to go to find an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with this crime.Penalties range from a "Class C" misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up one year in jail and a fine all the way to a first degree felony, which carries a penalty of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of no more than ,000.The bill dictates that a definition of dating violence must be included in the policy.