No contact orders and battery

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1069, on no contact orders and battery.  This bill permits the Department of Child Services (DCS) to file a petition for a no contact order on behalf of foster parents and their foster kids. The legislation also increases the … [Read more...]

No contact orders and battery

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1069 on no contact orders and battery, authored by Rep. Zent. The bill allows a petition to be filed with the juvenile court to order a person to refrain from contact with a member of a foster family home. The … [Read more...]

Protective orders and employment

The Senate Labor and Pensions Committee heard Sen. Randolph’s SB 133, on protective orders and employment, providing that an employer cannot deny unemployment benefits based on the filing of a protection order. Section 1 was deleted by a voice vote of the committee. The … [Read more...]