42 U.S. Code § 10701 - Definitions
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As used in this chapter, the term—
(5) “recipient” means any grantee, contractor, or recipient of financial assistance under this chapter;
(6) “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States;
(7) “Supreme Court” means the highest appellate court within a State unless, for the purposes of this chapter, a constitutionally or legislatively established judicial council acts in place of that court; and
(8) “domestic violence” means—
(A) any action that constitutes—
(i) attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury or physical illness;
if such action is taken by one of 2 spouses, former spouses, or sexual or intimate partners against the other spouse, former spouse, or partner and the 2 of whom share biological parenthood of, have adopted, are legal custodians of, or are stepparents of a minor child; or
Source(Pub. L. 98–620, title II, § 202,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3336; Pub. L. 102–528, § 1,Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3461.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 98–620, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3336, known as the State Justice Institute Act of 1984, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title II to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
1992—Par. (8). Pub. L. 102–528added par. (8).
Pub. L. 98–620, title II, § 216,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3346, provided that: “The provisions of this title [enacting this chapter and amending section 620 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure] shall take effect on October 1, 1985.”
Short Title of 2004 Amendment
Pub. L. 108–372, § 1,Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1754, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 3793, 10703, 10704, and 10713 of this title] may be cited as the ‘State Justice Institute Reauthorization Act of 2004’.”
Pub. L. 98–620, title II, § 201,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3336, provided that: “This title [enacting this chapter and amending section 620 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure] may be cited as the ‘State Justice Institute Act of 1984’.”
Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
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