AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ARE PROTECTED BY CLARIFYING THAT A VALID PROTECTIVE ORDER REMAINS IN EFFECT AT THE TRIAL COURT LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE PENDENCY OF AN APPEAL BY THE AGGRIEVED PARTY UNLESS THE COURT FINDS THAT A STAY IS NECESSARY IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE.
Enacts new GS 50B4(g) to make domestic violence protective orders enforceable during their appeal to the appellate division. Authorizes the court in which the appeal is pending, upon motion by the aggrieved party, to stay an order of the trial court until the appeal is decided, as justice requires.
Effective October 1, 2017.
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