10 U.S. Code § 920a - Art. 120a. Stalking

(a) Any person subject to this section—
(1)
who wrongfully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear death or bodily harm, including sexual assault, to himself or herself or a member of his or her immediate family;
(2)
who has knowledge, or should have knowledge, that the specific person will be placed in reasonable fear of death or bodily harm, including sexual assault, to himself or herself or a member of his or her immediate family; and
(3)
whose acts induce reasonable fear in the specific person of death or bodily harm, including sexual assault, to himself or herself or to a member of his or her immediate family;
is guilty of stalking and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(b) In this section:
(1) The term “course of conduct” means—
(A)
a repeated maintenance of visual or physical proximity to a specific person; or
(B)
a repeated conveyance of verbal threat, written threats, or threats implied by conduct, or a combination of such threats, directed at or toward a specific person.
(2)
The term “repeated”, with respect to conduct, means two or more occasions of such conduct.
(3)
The term “immediate family”, in the case of a specific person, means a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the person, or any other family member, relative, or intimate partner of the person who regularly resides in the household of the person or who within the six months preceding the commencement of the course of conduct regularly resided in the household of the person.
(Added Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 551(a)(1), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3256.)
Transfer and Enactment of Section

Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, §§ 5401(11), 5431, title LXIII, § 5542, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2939, 2951, 2967, and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, Mar. 1, 2018, 83 F.R. 9889, provided that, except as otherwise provided, effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, this section is redesignated and transferred to become section 930 of this title (article 130), and a new section 920a (article 120a) is enacted. For text of new section 920a after the effective date, see Amendment of Analysis and Subchapter note preceding section 877 of this title.

Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Transfer of current section and enactment of new section 920a by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 551(b), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3256, provided that:

Section 920a of title 10, United States Code (article 120a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), as added by subsection (a), applies to offenses committed after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 6, 2006].”