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Washington Senate OKs Stalking Protection Order Bill

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Senate approved a measure Tuesday to create a stalking protection order.

The measure was created after a an elementary school teacher in Tacoma was killed in 2010 by a man under an anti-harassment order to stay away from her.

The bill creates a new petition for a stalking protection order for any person who does not qualify for a domestic violence protection order. A violation of a stalking protection or no-contact order would be considered a gross misdemeanor.

The House passed a similar measure Monday.


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