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Legal Statutes: North Dakota

UPDATED December 17, 2015

North Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 14-07.1 Domestic Violence

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1. “Department” means the state department of health.

2. “Domestic violence” includes physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or assault, not committed in self-defense, on the complaining family or household members.

3. “Domestic violence sexual assault organization” means a private, nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to provide emergency housing, twenty-four-hour crisis lines, advocacy, supportive peer counseling, community education, and referral services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

4. “Family or household member” means a spouse, family member, former spouse, parent, child, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are in a dating relationship, persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past, persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they are or have been married or have lived together at any time, and, for the purpose of the issuance of a domestic violence protection order, any other person with a sufficient relationship to the abusing person as determined by the court under section 14-07.1-02.

5. “Health officer” means the state health officer of the department.

6. “Law enforcement officer” means a public servant authorized by law or by a government agency to enforce the law and to conduct or engage in investigations of violations of law.

7. “Predominant aggressor” means an individual who is the most significant, not necessarily the first, aggressor.

8. “Willfully” means willfully as defined in section 12.1-02-02.
S.L. 1979, ch. 193, § 1; S.L. 1989, ch. 177, § 2; S.L. 1991, ch. 149, § 1; S.L. 1993, ch. 147, § 1; S.L. 1995, ch. 150, § 1; S.L. 1995, ch. 243, § 2; S.L. 1999, ch. 136, § 1; S.L. 2007, ch. 146, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 2007.