SB 180 - Provides that a specified use of a tracking device satisfies the element of "willfully following" for the purposes of the crime of stalking. This bill also prohibits a person from installing a tracking device on a vehicle without the informed consent of the owner.
HB 6 - Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
HB 166 - Provides that the victim of an assault, domestic violence, or stalking may terminate a lease or rental agreement upon 30 days written notice to the landlord. Defines a qualified crime victim as a victim of assault, domestic violence, or stalking and amends various sections in KRS Chapter 344 to include qualified crime victims as protected persons under real estate related civil rights statutes.
HB 476 - Will include the crime of stalking and conduct which seriously alarms another person as grounds for the issuance of a domestic violence protective order. Also includes electronic communications within the definition of harassing communications.
HB 501 - Adds the crime of stalking to the definitions of domestic violence and abuse.
HB 639 – The current law provides that persons convicted of certain sex offenses or certain criminal offenses against a victim who is a minor are required to register and provide notification of either sex offender or child predator status. This bill will add persons convicted of certain offenses involving stalking of a minor to the list of persons who are required to register and provide notification as a sex offender or child predator.
SB 837 - Enhances the penalties for stalking at youth sporting events.
HB 589 - Provides a tenant to a residential lease may terminate a lease agreement without penalty or liability if the tenant fears imminent violence after being subjected to domestic abuse, criminal sexual assault, or stalking. Requires the tenant to provide signed and dated advance written notice to the landlord stating that the tenant fears imminent violence and needs to terminate the tenancy with the date by which the tenant will vacate. The landlord is prohibited from evicting tenant solely because of the victim's notice.
HB 2366 – Provides an exception to a victim who is filing for unemployment and who quit his or her job because of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking of the applicant or an immediate family member of the applicant.
SB 710 - Adds to the list of offenses constituting aggravated stalking when the offender purposely accesses or attempts to access the address of a participant of the Address Confidentiality Program under sections 589.660 to 589.681.
LB 707 - Adds language to the stalking statute to make it more encompassing of many stalking behaviors. Also adds harassment as a prohibited act under the stalking statute. Provides for additional acts that constitute stalking as a felony offense.
HB 1409 - Prohibits housing discrimination against recipients of rental assistance and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
SB 390 - Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment. Also requires employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations.
AB 882 - Concerns stalking and related restraining order protections with regard to situations involving adoptive children, their adoptive parents, and the persons whose parental rights for those adoptive children have been terminated.
AB 1046 - Expands the wiretap statutes to authorize wiretap orders for investigation of the following crimes or a conspiracy to commit them: luring or enticing a child, impersonation or theft of identity, stalking, and certain harassment crimes.
AB 2883 - Expands the current statute authorizing temporary restraining orders for certain alleged stalking victims to include victims of any age or mental capacity.
SB 58 - Creates a civil cause of action for victims of stalking. Provides that the victim could bring suit whether or not the individual has been charged with or convicted of the crime. The victim could be awarded damages and costs, including attorney fees, and may also be awarded punitive damages. No action could be commenced beyond the applicable personal injury statute of limitations. Under N.J.S.A.2A:14-2 the statute of limitations for personal injury actions is two years.
SB 1934 - Upgrades crime of stalking when victim is less than 18 years old.
AB 8690 - Provides that stalking by technological means, including illegal wiretapping, cell phones, caller ID, Internet, cameras and GPS systems, shall be prohibited and shall be included in the crimes of stalking in the first, second, and third degrees.
HB 833 - Relates to safe days for employees and requires private employers to allow an employee safe days, with pay, if the employee or a family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or is a family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Requires employers to provide employees with 32 hours per year of safe day time if the employee has less than 120 months of employment with the employer, and 40 hours per year of safe day time if the employee has 120 months or more of employment.
HB 1226 - Would add to the crime of stalking an act that uses electronic transmissions that produce a visual or textual message directed at another person with the intent to place, or when he knows or reasonably should know that the conduct places that other person in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury to that other person or to that other person's family or household member.
HB 1233 - Makes victims of stalking eligible for the Address Confidentiality Program and provides for cancellation of a program participant upon failure to provide notice of a name change within a specified time period to the Attorney General.
SB 510 - Prohibits any person who is convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault and battery of a family member involving the use of force from possessing, transporting, or carrying a firearm or any other weapon for a period of five years following his conviction. Provides for the forfeiture of any weapon possessed or transported.
SB 566 - Relates to unemployment compensation and removes any disqualification for certain victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking. Also requires training of WorkForce West Virginia employees in the nature and dynamics of domestic violence to aid employees who interact with claimants.
SB 5 - Allows for reciprocal discretion for the court when hearing petitions for protection orders. In other words, if a petition for a protection order alleging the existence of domestic abuse is filed with the court pursuant to Section 25-10-3 and, if the court, upon an initial review, determines that the allegations do not support the existence of domestic abuse, but that the allegations do support the existence of stalking or physical injury pursuant to Section 22-19A-8, the court, in its discretion, may hear and act upon the petition as though the petition had been filed under Section 22-19A-8 and subject to the provisions of chapter 22-19A. Similarly, if a petition for a protection order alleging the existence of stalking or physical injury is filed with the court pursuant to Section 22-19A-8 and, if the court, upon an initial review, determines that the allegations do not support the existence of stalking or physical injury, but that the allegations do support the existence of domestic abuse pursuant to Section 25-10-3, the court, in its discretion, may hear and act upon the petition as though the petition had been filed under Section 25-10-3 and subject to the provisions of chapter 25-10.
HB 171 - Broadens crime victims’ rights in offenses committed by juveniles by expanding the list of offenses for which a victim of a delinquent act committed by a juvenile may request that the victim be informed of the charge brought, the findings of the court, and the disposition of the case to include violations of assault and battery, stalking, violation of a protective order, sexual battery, or attempted sexual battery or maiming or driving while intoxicated, that would be misdemeanors if committed by an adult.