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Tag: Jennifer Paulson

April
16th

Measure to strengthen protections for victims of stranger stalking passes Senate

Lawmakers unanimously passed a measure in the Senate today that supporters say will better protect victims of stranger stalking.

House Bill 1383, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, passed 47-0.  It would create a stalking protection order, which advocates say would be taken more seriously by law enforcement and the court system than anti-harassment orders, which can be obtained to settle many types of disputes.

Domestic violence protection orders are available for victims who have a family or dating relationship with their stalker, but for victims who don’t really know their harassers, the stalking protection order would provide a new

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