- (a)For purposes of this act, “abuse” means any of the following:
- (1) Intentionally or recklessly to cause or attempt to cause bodily injury.
- (2) Sexual assault.
- (3) To place a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another.
- (4)To engage in any behavior that has been or could be enjoined pursuant to Section 6320.
- (b) Abuse is not limited to the actual infliction of physical injury or assault.
- (a) The court may issue an ex parte order enjoining a party from molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, credibly impersonating as described in Section 528.5 of the Penal Code, falsely personating as described in Section 529 of the Penal Code, harassing, telephoning, including, but not limited to, making annoying telephone calls as described in Section 653m of the Penal Code, destroying personal property, contacting, either directly or indirectly, by mail or otherwise, coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the peace of the other party, and, in the discretion of the court, on a showing of good cause, of other named family or household members.
- (b) On a showing of good cause, the court may include in a protective order a grant to the petitioner of the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either the petitioner or the respondent or a minor child residing in the residence or household of either the petitioner or the respondent. The court may order the respondent to stay away from the animal and forbid the respondent from taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking, striking, threatening, harming, or otherwise disposing of the animal.
- (c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.