HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

752

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 586-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]586-2[]] Court jurisdiction. [An application] (a) A petition for a temporary restraining order or an order for protection may be filed by a person in family court under whose jurisdiction:

(1) The petitioner resides or is temporarily located;

(2) The respondent resides, is temporarily located, or is served; or

(3) The offense occurred.

(b) All other applications for relief under this chapter may be filed in any family court in the circuit in which the petitioner resides.

(c) Actions under this chapter shall be given docket priorities by the court."

SECTION 2. Section 604-10.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) Any person who has been subjected to harassment may petition the district court of the district in which [the]:

(1) The petitioner resides or is temporarily located;

(2) The respondent resides, is temporarily located, or is served; or

(3) The offense occurred,

for a temporary restraining order and an injunction from further harassment."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Protective Orders; Nonresidents; Domestic Abuse; Harassment

 

Description:

Allows nonresidents to apply for a temporary restraining order or order for protection in cases of domestic abuse. Allows nonresidents to apply for a temporary restraining order and an injunction from further harassment.

 

 

 

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