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SB 1412 — Orders of No Contact

by Senator Simmons

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

This bill clarifies that the duty of a defendant to avoid contact with a victim is contingent upon the issuance of a “no contact” order. An order of no contact generally prohibits a defendant from being near or communicating with a victim.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0.