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       Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 194
       By Senator Joyner
       18-00003-10                                            2010194__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to violations of injunctions for
    3         protection; amending s. 784.047, F.S.; adding
    4         circumstances that violate an injunction for
    5         protection against repeat violence, sexual violence,
    6         or dating violence; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10  Section 1. Section 784.047, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   11  read:
   12         784.047 Penalties for violating protective injunction
   13  against violators.—A person who willfully violates an injunction
   14  for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or
   15  dating violence, issued pursuant to s. 784.046, or a foreign
   16  protection order accorded full faith and credit pursuant to s.
   17  741.315 by:
   18         (1) Refusing to vacate the dwelling that the parties share;
   19         (2) Going to, or being within 500 feet of, the petitioner’s
   20  residence, school, place of employment, or a specified place
   21  frequented regularly by the petitioner and any named family or
   22  household member;
   23         (3) Committing an act of repeat violence, sexual violence,
   24  or dating violence against the petitioner;
   25         (4) Committing any other violation of the injunction
   26  through an intentional unlawful threat, word, or act to do
   27  violence to the petitioner; or
   28         (5) Telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating
   29  with the petitioner directly or indirectly, unless the
   30  injunction specifically allows indirect contact through a third
   31  party;
   32         (6)Knowingly and intentionally coming within 100 feet of
   33  the petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is
   34  occupied;
   35         (7)Defacing or destroying the petitioner’s personal
   36  property, including the petitioner’s motor vehicle; or
   37         (8)Refusing to surrender firearms or ammunition if ordered
   38  to do so by the court,
   40  commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as
   41  provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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