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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Chapter 7A. Protective Order for Victims of Sexual Assault or Abuse, Stalking, or Trafficking

back to topArt. 7A.03. Required findings; issuance of protective order

(a) At the close of a hearing on an application for a protective order under this chapter, the court shall find whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant is the victim of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.

(b) If the court makes a finding described by Subsection (a), the court shall issue a protective order that includes a statement of the required findings.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 836, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 882, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2007;Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 135 (S.B. 250), § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 238 (H.B. 649), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2011;Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 520 (S.B. 357), § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2013; Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 1252 (H.B. 8), § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2013.