HB 1292

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Rafael Anchia

Bill Caption

Relating to the issuance of protective orders for certain sexual, stalking, and trafficking offenses.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1292 would allow a protective order application to be filed in any county where an alleged sexual assault or abuse occurred or any court with jurisdiction over a protective order under Title 4, Family Code. Additionally, this bill would add sexual abuse and trafficking to the offenses that allow a court to grant a protective order with reasonable grounds.

Analysis: HB 1292 would allow greater access to a protective order for victims of sexual offenses. This bill promotes personal responsibility, and we recommend a YES vote on HB 1292.