Under existing law, the "Protection From Abuse Act" provides procedures for the issuance of protection orders related to domestic violence
This bill would revise the "Protection From Abuse Act." Among other things, the bill would define the crimes subject to protection, further provide for the plaintiffs, including persons in a dating relationship, who may seek protection orders, include threats as subject to protection, further provide for the types of cases and jurisdiction of the courts to issue protection orders, clarify provisions related to uniform acts regarding custody and support, provide for the form of petitions, increase the time for final hearings, provide for the issuance of orders and forms of relief, provide for a Protection Order Registry at the Administrative Office of Courts, and repeal the provisions for criminal penalties from this civil statute
Relating to the Protection From Abuse Act; to amend Sections 30-5-1, 30-5-2, 30-5-3, 30-5-4, 30-5-5, 30-5-6, 30-5-7, and 30-5-8 of the Code of Alabama 1975; to repeal Sections 30-5-9 and 30-5-10 of the Code of Alabama 1975; to further provide the issuance and the procedures for the issuance of protection orders relating to domestic violence and to repeal the provisions for criminal penalties.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 3, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 2, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB479 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|