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Morrison leads Senate in expanding protections for domestic violence victims

morrison 052916SPRINGFIELD – A plan that would make it easier for domestic violence victims to file temporary orders of protection passed the Senate this afternoon.

“Survivors of domestic violence or abuse often have a very difficult time coming forward and reporting their abuse,” State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) said. “In instances where there is an immediate threat to the safety of an individual, filing a temporary order of protection is vitally important.”

House Bill 6109 would permit the Illinois Supreme Court to establish a pilot program that would allow individuals to electronically file petitions for temporary orders of protection. Currently, a person must appear in a civil court to file a petition for an order of protection.

The proposal, modeled after a similar plan passed last year in New York, seeks to eliminate some of the barriers facing individuals who have been abused.

“I am hopeful this proposal ensures that any victim of domestic violence or abuse can do what is necessary to protect themselves and their family,” Morrison said.

House Bill 6109 passed the Senate this afternoon unopposed and now heads to the governor for his approval.

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