SB 1141

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 30, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

Domestic violence: coercive control.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Domestic Violence Prevention Act for the purpose of preventing acts of domestic violence, abuse, and sexual abuse and providing for a separation of the persons involved in the domestic violence for a period sufficient to enable those persons to seek a resolution of the causes of the violence. Existing law authorizes a court to issue an ex parte order enjoining a party from engaging in specified acts against another party, including threatening or harassing that party or disturbing their peace, and, in the discretion of the court, against other named family or household members. A violation of this court order constitutes contempt of court, which is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would define "disturbing the peace of the other party" as conduct that destroys the mental or emotional calm of the other party, as specified. The bill would provide that disturbing the peace of the other party includes coercive control, which is a pattern of behavior that unreasonably interferes with a person's free will and personal liberty and includes, among other things, unreasonably isolating a victim from friends, relatives, or other sources of support. Existing law requires a family court to determine the best interests of a child in deciding child custody in specified proceedings and establishes a rebuttable presumption that an award of child custody to a person who has perpetrated domestic violence is detrimental to the best interests of the child. Existing law defines "perpetrated domestic violence" to mean, among other things, that the person engaged in behavior for which the court may issue an ex parte order to protect the child or the person seeking custody of the child. By adding coercive control to the bases for the ex parte orders described above, the bill would, for purposes of a family court determining child custody in those proceedings, create a rebuttable presumption that an award of child custody to a party who has engaged in coercive control is detrimental to the best interests of the child. Because a violation of a court order constitutes contempt of court and is therefore a crime, by expanding the bases for the issuance of these ex parte orders, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (20)

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Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 248, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5282.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 19, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 18).

Aug 12, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (August 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 07, 2020

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Aug 06, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Assembly

July 30 hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 09, 2020

Assembly

July 22 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jun 25, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 3841.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3769.) (June 18).

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

May 29, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 28, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 3583.) (May 22).

May 13, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 22.

May 11, 2020

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

May 06, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21.

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1141 HTML
02/19/20 - Introduced PDF
05/06/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/06/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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