This bill aims to amend current law in Alabama relating to domestic violence. The proposed amendments would expand the definition of domestic violence to include additional family members such as grandparents, step-grandparents, grandchildren, and step-grandchildren. The bill also clarifies the definition of a dating relationship and establishes that domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation is a Class B felony. The bill includes definitions for terms used in the chapter related to protection from abuse.

The bill was passed by the House and Senate and will become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 13A-6-130, 13A-6-131, 13A-6-132
Enrolled: 13A-6-130, 13A-6-131, 13A-6-132, 13A-6-138, 30-5-2