HB 5246 (2010): Requires the Commissioner of Public Health to develop one public service announcement issued by the Department of Public Health through a televised broadcast for the purpose of preventing teen dating and family violence.
Delaware: SCR 21 (2009) establishes a teen dating violence task force to evaluate and make recommendations on policies for education on teen dating violence.
For example, state residents can request injunctions, also known as restraining orders, through the Florida family courts.
The following chart provides some basic information about domestic violence laws: Florida's crime laws define domestic violence as specified types of violence committed against a family or household member.
Those convicted of domestic violence already face severe consequences in Florida.
However, the consequences may be raised a notch in the next few years.
Requires district school boards to adopt and implement a dating violence and abuse policy and provides policy requirements.For example, a threat of physical harm might become an assault charge, while physical contact or injury might become a battery charge.If a prosecutor can establish one of the aggravating factors set by Florida state laws, the state may pursue a charge such as aggravated assault or aggravated battery, which results in prosecution of the offense as a felony and entails a more severe punishment.In Pennsylvania, nearly ten percent of high school students have already experienced physical abuse from a dating partner.On average, half of young victims are abused on school campuses.