Vote on a motion to not adopt the conference committee report of a bill that amends the definition of domestic abuse, and to not appoint a new committee.
Defines “domestic abuse” as abuse that occurs between family and household members or as a pattern of abusive behaviors between people in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, or cohabitation (Sec. 1).
Defines “family and household members” as any of the following (Sec. 1):
People related by blood, adoption or law;
People currently living together in an intimate relationship or those who did so in the past; or
Feb. 28, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Amends the Definition of Domestic Abuse
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that amends the definition of domestic abuse to only include violence against partners of the opposite sex who are in an intimate relationship and who live, or have lived, together.