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New Legislation Would Close Protective Order Loophole in Texas

LogoNewly-introduced legislation, aimed at keeping protective orders involving the most serious and ongoing acts of domestic violence in place longer, passed the Texas Senate on Monday. Texas Senate Bill 712 was introduced by State Sen. Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen) in order to resolve a loophole in the existing law that exposed alleged domestic violence victims to further danger. The Senate bill is mirrored by House Bill 2021, which was introduced in the House by State Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) and is currently in committee.