March 10, 2010(Key vote)
Title: Free Self Defense Courses for Domestic Violence Victims
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment to SF 2357 that requires county sheriffs to offer free self-defense training courses consisting of physical defense training and firearms training to all county residents who have been victims of domestic abuse, who have been granted a protective order or a no-contact order, or who, in the discretion of the sheriff, would benefit from such training.
-Allows persons who have completed the aforementioned course to apply to the Department of Revenue for a sales tax refund on purchases of "self-defense items" and firearms made by the participant within 90 days from the issuance of the certificate of course completion (Secs. 1 and 6).
-Requires the district court to assess a domestic abuse surcharge of $500, in addition to any other surcharge, if an adjudication of guilt or a deferred judgment has been entered for domestic abuse assault, and specifies that in the event of multiple offenses, the surcharge shall be imposed for each applicable offense (Sec. 8).
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.