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      RS 46:2132     


§2132. Definitions

            As used in this Part:

            (1) "Adult" means any person eighteen years of age or older, or any person under the age of eighteen who has been emancipated by marriage or otherwise.

            (2) "Court" shall mean any court of competent jurisdiction in the state of Louisiana.

            (3) "Domestic abuse" includes but is not limited to physical or sexual abuse and any offense against the person, physical or non-physical, as defined in the Criminal Code of Louisiana, except negligent injury and defamation, committed by one family member, household member, or dating partner against another. "Domestic abuse" also includes abuse of adults as defined in R.S. 15:1503 when committed by an adult child or adult grandchild.

            (4) "Family members" means spouses, former spouses, parents and children, stepparents, stepchildren, foster parents, foster children, other ascendants, and other descendants. "Family member" also means the other parent or foster parent of any child or foster child of the offender. "Household members" means any person presently or formerly living in the same residence with the defendant and who is involved or has been involved in a sexual or intimate relationship with the defendant, or any child presently or formerly living in the same residence with the defendant, or any child of the defendant regardless of where the child resides. "Dating partner" means any person protected from violence under R.S. 46:2151. If a parent or grandparent is being abused by an adult child, adult foster child, or adult grandchild, the provisions of this Part shall apply to any proceeding brought in district court.

            Added by Acts 1982, No. 782, §2. Acts 1986, No. 154, §1; Acts 1986, No. 459, §1, eff. July 2, 1986; Acts 1993, No. 402, §2; Acts 1997, No. 1156, §7; Acts 1999, No. 1200, §2; Acts 2001, No. 619, §1; Acts 2010, No. 861, §20; Acts 2015, No. 85, §1; Acts 2017, No. 79, §2; Acts 2020, No. 101, §2; Acts 2020, No. 246, §4.

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