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House Journal: Page 2166: Tuesday, May 2, 1995

48   consent decree shall result in the decree being
49   vacated and proceedings commenced under section
50   232.47.

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 1     Sec. 6.  Section 232.52, subsection 2, Code 1995,
 2   is amended by adding the following new paragraph:
 3     NEW PARAGRAPH.  g.  In the case of a child
 4   adjudicated delinquent for an act which would be a
 5   violation of chapter 236 or section 708.2A if
 6   committed by an adult, an order requiring the child to
 7   attend a batterers' treatment program under section
 8   708.2B.
 9     Sec. 7.  Section 236.2, subsection 4, Code 1995, is
10   amended to read as follows:
11     4.  a.  "Family or household members" means
12   spouses, persons cohabiting, parents, or other persons
13   related by consanguinity or affinity, except children
14   under eighteen.
15     b.  "Family or household members" does not include
16   children under age eighteen of persons listed in
17   paragraph "a".
18     Sec. 8.  Section 236.3, unnumbered paragraph 1,
19   Code 1995, is amended to read as follows:
20     A person, including a parent or guardian on behalf
21   of an unemancipated minor, may seek relief from
22   domestic abuse by filing a verified petition in the
23   district court.  Venue shall lie where either party
24   resides.  The petition shall state the:
25     Sec. 9.  Section 236.3, Code 1995, is amended by
26   adding the following new subsection:
27     NEW SUBSECTION.  1A.  If the petition is being
28   filed on behalf of an unemancipated minor, the name of
29   the parent or guardian filing the petition and the
30   parent's or guardian's address.  For the purposes of
31   this chapter, "plaintiff" includes a person filing an
32   action on behalf of an unemancipated minor.
33     Sec. 10.  Section 236.3, Code 1995, is amended by
34   adding the following new unnumbered paragraph:
35     NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH.  If the person against
36   whom relief from domestic abuse is being sought is
37   seventeen years of age or younger, the district court
38   shall waive its jurisdiction over the action to the
39   juvenile court.
40     Sec. 11.  Section 236.5, Code 1995, is amended by
41   adding the following new subsection:
42     NEW SUBSECTION.  2A.  The court may order that the
43   defendant pay the plaintiff's attorneys fees and court
44   costs.
45     Sec. 12.  Section 236.8, Code 1995, is amended to
46   read as follows:
47     236.8  CONTEMPT -- HEARINGS.
48     The A person commits a simple misdemeanor or the
49   court may hold a party person in contempt for a
50   violation of an order or court-approved consent

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