How does the Sexual Assault Protection Order Act (HB 2576) impact JIS and SCOMIS?
On June 7, 2006, House Bill 2576, the Sexual Assault Protection Order Act (Chapter 138, Laws of 2006), took effect. (This bill was codified as RCW 7.90.) This law authorizes protection orders for the protection of anyone who is a victim of non-consensual sexual contact or non-consensual sexual penetration. These may be criminal cases, or they may be civil petitions for protection orders.
In order to implement this law, a new civil cause code, SXP (Sexual Assault Protection), was added to JIS and SCOMIS. New order types were added to JIS for criminal and civil sexual assault protection orders.
For superior courts, some new docket codes were added, and some additional changes related to the SCOMIS Charge screen.
For courts of limited jurisdiction, a new condition code was added and some minor changes affecting the Plea Sentence (PLS) screen.
In addition, the following chapters in the online manuals were updated:
JIS Online Manual (all court levels):
- History Screens > Domestic Violence Inquiry (DVI) screen
JIS Online Manual (courts of limited jurisdiction):
- Non-Civil Case Filing
- Case Maintenance (Court of Limited Jurisdiction)
- Domestic Violence, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Assault Case Processing
- Plea-Sentence (Courts of Limited Jurisdiction)
- Civil Case Filing
- Civil Case Processing
JIS Online Manual (superior courts):
- JIS Case Processing for Superior Courts (among many other changes, this document now includes a sub-section on Sexual Assault Protection Orders under the section on Processing Protection-Type Orders)
- Civil Case in SCOMIS
- Criminal/Juvenile Offender Cases in SCOMIS
Person Business Rules:
- Person Business Rule 1.40 has been updated with the new SXP Cause code.
- The Caseload Report will be revised to enable the court to determine how many SXP petitions have been filed, rather than producing error messages for this type of case filing.
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