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August 8, 2023

Sec. 18.66.130. Specific protective orders

(a) If a respondent in a protective order issued under AS 18.66.100-18.66.180 is prohibited from communicating with the petitioner, excluded from the residence of the petitioner, or ordered to stay away from the petitioner as provided in AS 18.66.100(c)(2)-(5), an invitation by the petitioner to communicate, enter the residence or vehicle, or have other prohibited contact with the petitioner does not waive or nullify any provision in a protective order.

(b) A court may not grant protective orders against the petitioner and the respondent in the same action under this chapter.

(c) A court may not order parties into mediation or refer them to mediation for resolution of the issues arising from a petition for a protective order under AS 18.66.100-18.66.180.

(d) In addition to other required information contained in a protective order, the order must include in bold face type the following statements:

(1) “Violation of this order may be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of incarceration and up to a $25,000 fine”;

(2) “If you are ordered to have no contact with the petitioner or to stay away from the petitioner’s residence, vehicle, or other place designated by the court, an invitation by the petitioner to have the prohibited contact or to be present at or enter the residence, vehicle, or other place does not in any way invalidate or nullify the order.”

(e) A protective order issued under this chapter is in addition to and not in place of any other civil or criminal remedy. A petitioner is not barred from seeking an order under AS 18.66.100-18.66.180 because of the existence of another civil action between the petitioner and respondent.