Bullying and orders of protection

The House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Hatfield’s HB 1607 on bullying and orders of protection.  This bill defines bullying and provides that a person may qualify for a protection order against a person who commits harassment or bullying.  The bill allows the court to … [Read more...]

Protective Orders and employment

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Randolph’s SB 16 on protective orders and employment.  The bill provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual's employment due … [Read more...]

Expungements

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 235 providing for the expungements of civil forfeiture cases and civil protection orders.  This bill allows a person to expunge all records related to a person’s expunged conviction.  The bill … [Read more...]

Handgun matters

H.E.A. 1071, P.L. 221 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person … [Read more...]

Authorization to carry a handgun

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1071, sponsored by Sen. Messmer and Sen. Freeman, on authorization to carry a handgun. The bill provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for 60 days after the date … [Read more...]

Disposal of firearms

The House Public Policy Committee heard SB 191 on disposal of firearms sponsored by Rep. Cherry and Rep. Judy. A 9-4 roll call vote amended the bill to incorporate the language authorizing certain individuals to carry a handgun without a license as introduced in HB … [Read more...]