Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/08/2003 08:05 AM Senate JUD

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              HB   1-STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                                           
CHAIR  RALPH   SEEKINS  called  the  Senate   Judiciary  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order  at 8:05  a.m. Present  were Senators                                                               
Ellis and French. The first order  of business to come before the                                                               
committee was HB 1.                                                                                                             
CHAIR SEEKINS recapped that Senator  Therriault's motion to amend                                                               
HB 1  was before  the committee  in the last  meeting and  now he                                                               
wanted  to withdraw  that motion.  He announced  that they  would                                                               
hold the bill until Senator Therriault arrived.                                                                                 
              HB   1-STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS                                                                           
CHAIR SEEKINS announced HB 1 to be back before the committee.                                                                   
SENATOR THERRIAULT  motioned to  withdraw amendment 1.  There was                                                               
no objection and it was so ordered.                                                                                             
SENATOR  FRENCH   asked  if  this  parallels   domestic  violence                                                               
restraining order statutes for stalking  victims and if there was                                                               
an emergency provision.                                                                                                         
REPRESENTATIVE  HEINZE, sponsor  of HB  1, replied  yes, although                                                               
domestic  violence  does  not  have  to be  a  component  of  the                                                               
CHAIR SEEKINS added there is an emergency provision.                                                                            
SENATOR THERRIAULT motioned  to pass CSHB 1  (JUD) from committee                                                               
with individual recommendations and  attached fiscal notes. There                                                               
were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                       

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