Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 6702 Session Year 2013
AN ACT CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.
To: (1) Provide that a restraining order may include provisions to require the subject of the order to maintain household and personal expense payments on behalf of the applicant; (2) require probation officers to provide certain notices of probation violations to assigned victim advocates; (3) require that the family violence training program for Judicial Branch personnel be available to guardians ad litem; (4) extend the ability to terminate a rental agreement because of family violence to victims of a sexual assault; (5) replace statutory references to battered women and batterers for consistency with current terminology; (6) add one member to the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission; (7) require an assessment of Judicial Branch family violence intervention programs in accordance with data from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative's analysis of such programs; (8) require the Chief Court Administrator to maintain a separate secure waiting area in courthouses for victims of family violence crimes; (9) revise the protocol for surrender of a firearm by a person who is subject to a restraining order, protective order or a foreign order of protection; and (10) require a study of on-going training for judges and Judicial Branch personnel.