2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Senators Shank, Forehand, Jacobs, Ramirez, and Raskin
Domestic Violence - Persons Eligible for Relief and Orders to Vacate Home


Altering, for specified purposes relating to domestic violence, the definition of "person eligible for relief" to include an individual involved in a specified intimate dating relationship with the respondent and an individual who has had a sexual relationship with the respondent; expanding the instances in which a final protective order may order the respondent to vacate the home immediately and award temporary use and possession of the home to the person eligible for relief; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Christopher B. Shank, District 2
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condos; Mobile & Manuf Homes
Protection Orders
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 4-501 , 4-506 )


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Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered