478- Provides for possession of archery equipment and knives for recreational purposes as prescribed, and also includes stalking in the list of what is considered to be misdemeanor crime of domestic violence if committed by a person against his or her spouse, former spouse, person with whom he or she is or was involved in a dating relationship as defined in 28-323, or a person with whom he or she has a child in common whether or not they have been married or lived together at any time. HB 1902 – Amends stalking statute to include engaging in conduct by any action, method, device or means.
Domestic violence leave may be taken to seek legal or law-enforcement assistance or remedies.
3005)- Includes stalking in the fourth, third, second, or first degree in the definition of “victim”. HB 378 – Creates a registry of white collar crimes and provides that the information may not be used to stalk.
“Stalking” is included in the list of things that a temporary sexual assault restraining order must prohibit an individual from doing. SB 187 – Changes the requirement for obtaining electronic information via subpoena from a provider in a stalking case from reasonable suspicion to probable cause.
HB 1356 & SB 5306 – Allows employees who are victims of stalking to use paid sick leave.
168- Provides for expungement for misdemeanor offenses in certain cases and states that if the person seeking expungement has one or more convictions for stalking under 45-5-220, expungement may not be presumed. The notice must include that the law enforcement officer intends to petition the court for an emergency extreme risk protective order, and referral to relevant domestic violence or stalking advocacy or counseling resources, if appropriate.
7299—amends the definition of the crime of stalking in the second degree to when such person knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to in the victim's circumstances to (a) fear for such person's physical safety or the physical safety of a third person , or (b) suffer substantial emotional distress ; or (2) Such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person in the victim's circumstances to fear that such person's employment, business or career is threatened, where (A) such conduct consists of the actor telephoning to, appearing at or initiating communication or contact at such other person's place of employment or business, provided the actor was previously and clearly informed to cease such conduct, and (B) such conduct does not consist of constitutionally protected activity. Provides that the employer is not chargeable for benefits paid when the separation from work is for those reasons.
HB 474 – Provides that a party to divorce may seek an exemption from mediation in cases where there is a high degree of conflict or a court has issued an abuse prevention order or an order against stalking or sexual assault concerning the parties to the divorce.
25- Transfers the authority to issue a fictitious address to a victim or parent or guardian of a victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault or stalking from the Attorney General to the Secretary of State. SB 990 – Creates a duty of employers to provide employees with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking leave.
Provides that victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking who are homeless have the right to safety and confidentiality and no identifying information pertaining to such victims shall be released without a written release unless the disclosure of the information is required by state or federal law or court order.
51—amends statutes concerning the rights of crime victims including what is defined as a crime to include violation of a protection order issued against a person charged with committing sexual assault ; sexual assault on a child; sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust; or sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist; or stalking. SB 112 – Proof of substantial emotional distress under the stalking statute shall not require proof that the victim received professional treatment or counseling.
Amends the definition of the crime of stalking in the third degree to when such person recklessly causes another person in the victim's circumstances to reasonably fear for his or her physical safety, or (2) suffer substantial emotional distress, as defined in section 53a-181d, as amended by this act, by wilfully and repeatedly following or lying in wait for such other person. HB 2690 – Requires state institutions of higher education and certain other postsecondary schools or training facilities to adopt policies and procedures relating to campus sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.