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  • NJ A1350
  • Creates self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would create a self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence. The bill would make evidence surrounding a domestic violence restraining order admissible and relevant to a determination whether the use of force was justifiable where the use of force at issue was directed by an actor protected under a domestic violence restraining order upon or toward the person who was subject to that restraining order. Under the bill, evidence of the existence of a temporary or permanent restraining order, the circumstances leading to the issuance of the order, any conduct constituting a violation of the order, including a prior violation, and any prior acts constituting domestic violence, as defined in subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:25-19, involving the actor and the person against whom force was directed, would be admissible and would be relevant to whether the actor on this occasion reasonably believed that the force used was immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting the actor against the use of unlawful force.
Women and Children
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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