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November 17, 2020

35-21-102. Definitions

(a) As used in this act:

(i) “Adult” means a person who is sixteen (16) years of age or older, or legally married;

(ii) “Court” means the circuit court or, if the county does not have a circuit court, the district court in the county where an alleged victim of domestic abuse resides or is found;

(iii) “Domestic abuse” means the occurrence of one (1) or more of the following acts by a household member but does not include acts of self defense:

(A) Physically abusing, threatening to physically abuse, attempting to cause or causing physical harm or acts which unreasonably restrain the personal liberty of any household member;

(B) Placing a household member in reasonable fear of imminent physical harm; or

(C) Causing a household member to engage involuntarily in sexual activity by force, threat of force or duress.

(iv) “Household member” includes:

(A) Persons married to each other;

(B) Persons living with each other as if married;

(C) Persons formerly married to each other;

(D) Persons formerly living with each other as if married;

(E) Parents and their adult children;

(F) Other adults sharing common living quarters;

(G) Persons who are the parents of a child but who are not living with each other; and

(H) Persons who are in, or have been in, a dating relationship.

(v) “Order of protection” means a court order granted for the protection of victims of domestic abuse;

(vi) “Financial responsibility” means an obligation to pay to a provider service fees and other costs and charges associated with the provision of commercial mobile services;

(vii) “Provider” means a person or entity that provides commercial mobile services as defined in 47 U.S.C. § 332(d);

(viii) “This act” means W.S. 35-21-101 through 35-21-111.