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75-452. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in K.S.A. 75-451 through 75-458, and amendments thereto, shall mean, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) "Abuse" means:

(1) Causing or attempting to cause physical harm;

(2) placing another person in fear of imminent physical harm;

(3) causing another person to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threats or duress, or threatening to do so;

(4) engaging in mental abuse, which includes threats, intimidation and acts designed to induce terror;

(5) depriving another person of necessary health care, housing or food; or

(6) unreasonably and forcibly restraining the physical movement of another.

(b) "Confidential address" means a residential street address, school street address or work street address of an individual, as specified on the individual's application to be a program participant under K.S.A. 75-451 through 75-458, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Confidential mailing address" means an address that is recognized for delivery by the United States postal service.

(d) "Domestic violence" means abuse committed against a victim or the victim's spouse or dependent child by:

(1) A current or former spouse of the victim;

(2) a person with whom the victim shares parentage of a child in common;

(3) a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim;

(4) a person who is related by blood or marriage; or

(5) a person with whom the victim has or had a dating or engagement relationship.

(e) "Program participant" means a person certified as a program participant under K.S.A. 75-453, and amendments thereto.

(f) "Enrolling agent" means state and local agencies, law enforcement offices, nonprofit agencies and any others designated by the attorney general that provide counseling and shelter services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.

(g) "Sexual assault" means an act which if committed in this state would constitute any crime defined in article 35 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to their repeal, or article 55 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, or K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 21-6419 through 21-6422, and amendments thereto.

(h) "Stalking" means an act which if committed in this state would constitute "stalking" as defined by K.S.A. 60-31a01, and amendments thereto.

(i) "Human trafficking" means an act which if committed in this state would constitute the crime of human trafficking as defined by K.S.A. 21-3446, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 21-5426, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2006, ch. 213, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 122, § 9; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 261; L. 2015, ch. 94, § 25; L. 2021, ch. 110, § 22; May 27.


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