AB 1243

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly May 24, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Became Law Sep 23, 2021

Protective orders: elder and dependent adults.

Abstract

Existing law authorizes an elder or dependent adult who has suffered abuse, or another person who is legally authorized to seek that relief on behalf of that elder or dependent adult, to seek a protective order and governs the procedures for issuing that order. Existing law defines protective order for purposes of these provisions to include an order enjoining a party from specified forms of abuse, including attacking, stalking, threatening, or harassing an elder or dependent adult, an order excluding a party from the elder or dependent adult's residence, or an order enjoining a party from specified behavior that the court determines is necessary. This bill would include within the definition of protective order an order enjoining a party from isolating an elder or dependent adult. The bill would require certain requirements to be met for that order to be issued, including a showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the respondent's past act or acts of isolation of the elder or dependent adult prevented contact with the interested party and that the elder or dependent adult desires contact with the interested party, as specified. The bill would authorize the order to specify the actions to be enjoined, including enjoining the respondent from preventing an interested party from in-person or remote online visits, including telephone and online contact, with the elder or dependent adult. The bill would also include within the definition of protective order after notice and a hearing, a finding that specific debts were incurred as the result of financial abuse of the elder or dependent adult, as specified. The bill would make those provisions operative January 1, 2023. The bill would require the Judicial Council to revise or promulgate forms as necessary to implement those changes on or before February 1, 2023.

Bill Sponsors (2)

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Sep 23, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 273, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

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

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).

Sep 08, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 14, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (July 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 30, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Jun 28, 2021

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 03, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and APPR.

May 25, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.

May 05, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 04, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (May 4).

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 28, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Apr 27, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1243 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
04/26/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/28/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/30/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/14/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/23/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/30/21- Assembly Judiciary PDF
05/05/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/09/21- Senate Judiciary PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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