Domestic Violence


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Legislation Signed into Law


SB 23: (Rubio) Revenge Porn: Statute of Limitations – Strengthens protections for victims of revenge porn by extending the statute of limitations to one year from discovery, giving a victim more time to seek justice against those who violate their privacy.

SB 273: (Rubio) The Phoenix Act – This bill would provide additional time for domestic violence survivors to come forward about their abuse by extending the statute of limitations to 5 years. In addition, this bill will include specified techniques when handling incidents of domestic violence under the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) guidelines.

SB 316: (Rubio) Domestic Violence Hotline: High School – The bill would require public and higher education institutions to print the telephone number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline on student ID cards.

SB 538: (Rubio) Domestic Violence & Gun Violence Restraining Orders E-Filing & Remote Testimony – Strengthens protections for survivors of domestic violence by requiring California’s Superior Courts to maintain procedures allowing parties to electronically file for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) and Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs). Also allows parties and witnesses to appear remotely at the hearing on a petition.

SB 1141: (Rubio) Domestic Violence: Coercive Control – The bill would add “coercive control” to the Family Code. This behavior of coercive control includes: Isolating the victim from friends, relatives, or other support; depriving the victim of basic necessities; controlling the victim’s communications, daily behavior, finances, economic resources, and many other behaviors that cause severe emotional distress.

SB 1276: (Rubio) The Comprehensive Statewide Domestic Violence Program – the bill removes the 10 percent cash or in-kind matching requirement for state grants awarded to domestic violence programs that provide essential resources. In addition to state requirements, domestic violence service providers must also meet match fund requirements for federal funding sources.

SB 24: (Rubio – Joint Author) Domestic violence: protective orders: information pertaining to a child – Enhances protections against a third party’s disclosure of a minor’s protected information under a domestic violence restraining order.

SB 374 : (Rubio – Joint Author) Protective orders: reproductive coercion – Expands the definition of coercive control for which a court may issue a restraining order under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) to include reproductive coercion.

AB 673: (Rubio – Coauthor)  Domestic violence – Requires state grant funding awarded through Cal OES to a local domestic violence center be distributed in a single disbursement.    




New York Times: What Defines Domestic Abuse? Survivors Say It’s More Than Assault

CBS SF: California ‘Revenge Porn’ Victims Receive More Time To Report Abuse After
SB 23 Signed Into Law

New York Times: Evan Rachel Wood Accuses Marilyn Manson of Abuse
“He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years,” Ms. Wood, said on Instagram. Hours later Mr. Manson’s label dropped him.

Los Angeles Times Marilyn Manson’s accusers detail his alleged abuse. ‘He’s so much worse than his persona’

Univision: Te contamos en qué consiste la ley que busca brindar proteccion a las victimas de violencia domestica

San Diego Community News: New effort to prevent domestic violence homicide by firearm

FOX40: WEAVE discusses new domestic violence laws in California

The Providence Journal: Opinion/Grant: Changing the discussion about domestic violence


If you or someone you know has been affected by intimate partner violence, call the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential assistance from a trained advocate. If you’re unable to speak safely via phone, you can chat online at If you are in immediate danger, call 911.