18 U.S. Code § 2262 - Interstate violation of protection order
2013—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–4, which directed amendment of subsec. (a)(2) by inserting “is present” after “Indian country or”, was executed by making the insertion in subsec. (a)(1) to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–162 inserted “or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States” after “Indian country”.
2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–386 added subsec. (a) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (a). Text read as follows:
“(1) Crossing a state line.—A person who travels across a State line or enters or leaves Indian country with the intent to engage in conduct that—
“(A)(i) violates the portion of a protection order that involves protection against credible threats of violence, repeated harassment, or bodily injury to the person or persons for whom the protection order was issued; or
“(ii) would violate this subparagraph if the conduct occurred in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued; and
“(B) subsequently engages in such conduct,
shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
“(2) Causing the crossing of a state line.—A person who causes a spouse or intimate partner to cross a State line or to enter or leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud, and, in the course or as a result of that conduct, intentionally commits an act that injures the person’s spouse or intimate partner in violation of a valid protection order issued by a State shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).”
1996—Subsec. (a)(1)(A)(ii). Pub. L. 104–294 substituted “violate this subparagraph” for “violate subparagraph (A)”.
Subsec. (b)(1) to (3). Pub. L. 104–201 substituted “victim” for “offender’s spouse or intimate partner”.
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