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HB 1447 would require the prosecuting attorney to "promptly file an application for a protective order on behalf of the victim of the offense" upon the conviction of a defendant for certain sexually motivated crimes. This legislation would also enable victims of continuous trafficking of persons to file for a protective order without regard to the relationship between the victim and the alleged offender.
This bill would make it easier for victims of sexually motivated crimes to obtain a protective order by requiring the prosecuting attorney to file an application for the order immediately upon conviction of the defendant. It would also allow certain human trafficking victims to obtain a protective order who are not able to do so under current law. If HB 1447 is enacted the bill will further protect victims and enhance their ability to be safe from perpetrators who had previously violated their individual liberty. We support this legislation.