SB18-060 - Protective Orders In Criminal Cases

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning protective orders in criminal cases.

Current law provides that in cases involving domestic violence and in cases involving certain other crimes, a court may enter any of several types of protection orders against the defendant. The bill adds 2 new potential protection orders to the list of options available to the court. They are:


  • An order prohibiting the taking, transferring, concealing, harming, disposing of, or threatening to harm an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the alleged victim or witness; and
  • An order directing a wireless telephone service provider to transfer the financial responsibility for and rights to a wireless telephone number or numbers to the alleged victim or witness if the alleged victim or witness satisfies certain criteria.

The bill also clarifies that the issuance of a protection order in a case involving domestic violence or any of certain crimes does not preclude a court from issuing a protective order in a civil proceeding.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: March 22, 2018
03/22/2018 - Governor Signed
03/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/15/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/15/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/08/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/06/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/02/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
02/27/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/02/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
01/30/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/29/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/24/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/22/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/11/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary