language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 164-H.F.No. 1944 An act relating to domestic abuse; providing another ground for extending an order for protection; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 518B.01. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 518B.01, subdivision 6a, is amended to read: Subd. 6a. [SUBSEQUENT ORDERS AND EXTENSIONS.] Upon application, notice to all parties, and hearing, the court may extend the relief granted in an existing order for protection or, if a petitioner's order for protection is no longer in effect when an application for subsequent relief is made, grant a new order. The court may extend the terms of an existing order or, if an order is no longer in effect, grant a new order upon a showing that: (1) the respondent has violated a prior or existing order for protection; (2) the petitioner is reasonably in fear of physical harm from the respondent;
or(3) the respondent has engaged in acts of harassment or stalking within the meaning of section 609.749, subdivision 2 .; or (4) the respondent is incarcerated and about to be released, or has recently been released from incarceration. A petitioner does not need to show that physical harm is imminent to obtain an extension or a subsequent order under this subdivision. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 22, 2004 Signed by the governor April 26, 2004, 3:05 p.m.