Third and subsequent violations of protection orders made a felony.
be amended to read as follows:
If a temporary protection order or a protection order is granted pursuant to this
chapter, and the respondent or person to be restrained knows of the order, violation of the order
is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If any violation of this section constitutes an assault pursuant to
22-18-1.1, the violation is a Class 6 felony.
If a respondent or person to be restrained has been
convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty to, two or more violations of this section, the factual basis
for which occurred after the date of the second conviction, and occurred within five years of
committing the current offense, the respondent or person to be restrained is guilty of a Class 6
felony for any third or subsequent offense.
Any proceeding under this chapter is in addition to
other civil or criminal remedies.