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February 15, 2019

§ 2151. Dating violence

A. A victim of a dating partner, as defined in Subsection B of this Section, shall be eligible to receive all services, benefits, and other forms of assistance provided by Chapter 28 of this Title.1

B. For purposes of this Section, “dating partner” means any person who is involved or has been involved in a sexual or intimate relationship with the offender characterized by the expectation of affectionate involvement independent of financial considerations, regardless of whether the person presently lives or formerly lived in the same residence with the offender. “Dating partner” shall not include a casual relationship or ordinary association between persons in a business or social context.

C. For purposes of this Section, “dating violence” includes but is not limited to physical or sexual abuse and any offense against the person as defined in the Criminal Code of Louisiana, except negligent injury and defamation, committed by one dating partner against the other.