The act repeals and reenacts the statutory article related to extreme risk protection orders.
Under current law a family or household member and a law enforcement officer or agency can petition for an extreme risk protection order. The act expands the list of who can petition for an extreme risk protection order to include licensed medical care providers, licensed mental health-care providers, licensed educators, and district attorneys.
The act requires the office of gun violence prevention to expend funds annually on a public education campaign regarding the availability of, and the process for requesting, an extreme risk protection order.
The act appropriates:
- $140,462 from the general fund to judicial department to implement the act; and
- $238,846 from the general fund to the department of public safety.
APPROVED by Governor April 28, 2023
EFFECTIVE April 28, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)