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2013 House Bill 4139: Eliminate “peace bonds”
Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on January 30, 2013 To repeal a section of criminal law that authorizes a judge to order a “peace bond” from an individual who has threatened to commit an offense against the person or property of another. This is not the same as the much more common "personal protection orders" used in domestic violence, stalking and similar cases, and there are concerns that peace bonds have been used to abridge individuals' free speech rights.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 30, 2013
Reported in the House on March 21, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 88 to 22 in the House on April 11, 2013 To repeal a section of criminal law that authorizes a judge to order a “peace bond” from an individual who has threatened to commit an offense against the person or property of another. This is not the same as the much more common "personal protection orders" used in domestic violence, stalking and similar cases, and there are concerns that peace bonds have been used to abridge individuals' free speech rights.
Received in the Senate on April 16, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 9, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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