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FAMILY CODE SECTION 6220-6229

6220. The purpose of this division is to prevent acts of domestic
violence, abuse, and sexual abuse and to provide for a separation of
the persons involved in the domestic violence for a period sufficient
to enable these persons to seek a resolution of the causes of the
violence.

6221. (a) Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, this
division applies to any order described in this division, whether the
order is issued in a proceeding brought pursuant to this division,
in an action brought pursuant to the Uniform Parentage Act (Part 3
(commencing with Section 7600) of Division 12), or in a proceeding
for dissolution of marriage, for nullity of marriage, or for legal
separation of the parties.
(b) Nothing in this division affects the jurisdiction of the
juvenile court.
(c) Any order issued by a court to which this division applies
shall be issued on forms adopted by the Judicial Council of
California and that have been approved by the Department of Justice
pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 6380. However, the fact that
an order issued by a court pursuant to this section was not issued on
forms adopted by the Judicial Council and approved by the Department
of Justice shall not, in and of itself, make the order
unenforceable.

6222. There is no filing fee for an application, a responsive
pleading, or an order to show cause that seeks to obtain, modify, or
enforce a protective order or other order authorized by this division
when the request for the other order is necessary to obtain or give
effect to a protective order. There is no fee for a subpoena filed in
connection with that application, responsive pleading, or order to
show cause.

6223. A custody or visitation order issued in a proceeding brought
pursuant to this division is subject to Part 2 (commencing with
Section 3020) of Division 8 (custody of children).

6224. An order described in this division shall state on its face
the date of expiration of the order and the following statements in
substantially the following form:
“This order is effective when made. The law enforcement agency
shall enforce it immediately on receipt. It is enforceable anywhere
in California by any law enforcement agency that has received the
order or is shown a copy of the order. If proof of service on the
restrained person has not been received, the law enforcement agency
shall advise the restrained person of the terms of the order and then
shall enforce it.”

6225. A petition for an order described in this division is valid
and the order is enforceable without explicitly stating the address
of the petitioner or the petitioner’s place of residence, school,
employment, the place where the petitioner’s child is provided child
care services, or the child’s school.

6226. The Judicial Council shall prescribe the form of the orders
and any other documents required by this division and shall
promulgate forms and instructions for applying for orders described
in this division.

6227. The remedies provided in this division are in addition to any
other civil or criminal remedies that may be available to the
petitioner.

6228. (a) State and local law enforcement agencies shall provide,
without charging a fee, one copy of all domestic violence incident
report face sheets, one copy of all domestic violence incident
reports, or both, to a victim of domestic violence, or to his or her
representative as defined in subdivision (g), upon request. For
purposes of this section, “domestic violence” has the definition
given in Section 6211.
(b) A copy of a domestic violence incident report face sheet shall
be made available during regular business hours to a victim of
domestic violence or his or her representative no later than 48 hours
after being requested by the victim or his or her representative,
unless the state or local law enforcement agency informs the victim
or his or her representative of the reasons why, for good cause, the
domestic violence incident report face sheet is not available, in
which case the domestic violence incident report face sheet shall be
made available to the victim or his or her representative no later
than five working days after the request is made.
(c) A copy of the domestic violence incident report shall be made
available during regular business hours to a victim of domestic
violence or his or her representative no later than five working days
after being requested by a victim or his or her representative,
unless the state or local law enforcement agency informs the victim
or his or her representative of the reasons why, for good cause, the
domestic violence incident report is not available, in which case the
domestic violence incident report shall be made available to the
victim or his or her representative no later than 10 working days
after the request is made.
(d) Any person requesting copies under this section shall present
state or local law enforcement with his or her identification, such
as a current, valid driver’s license, a state-issued identification
card, or a passport and, if the person is a representative of the
victim and the victim is deceased, a certified copy of the death
certificate or other satisfactory evidence of the death of the victim
at the time a request is made.
(e) This section shall apply to requests for face sheets or
reports made within five years from the date of completion of the
domestic violence incident report.
(f) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Access to
Domestic Violence Reports Act of 1999.
(g) (1) For purposes of this section, if the victim is deceased, a
“representative of the victim” means any of the following:
(A) The surviving spouse.
(B) A surviving child of the decedent who has attained 18 years of
age.
(C) A domestic partner, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section
297.
(D) A surviving parent of the decedent.
(E) A surviving adult relative.
(F) The personal representative of the victim, as defined in
Section 58 of the Probate Code, if one is appointed.
(G) The public administrator if one has been appointed.
(2) For purposes of this section, if the victim is not deceased, a
“representative of the victim” means any of the following:
(A) A parent, guardian, or adult child of the victim, or an adult
sibling of a victim 12 years of age or older, who shall present to
law enforcement identification pursuant to subparagraph (A) of
paragraph (4), and if the victim is 12 years of age or older, a
signed authorization by the victim allowing that family member or
guardian to act on the victim’s behalf. A guardian shall also present
to law enforcement a copy of his or her letters of guardianship
demonstrating that he or she is the appointed guardian of the victim.
(B) An attorney for the victim, who shall present to law
enforcement identification pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph
(4) and written proof that he or she is the attorney for the victim.
(C) A conservator of the victim who shall present to law
enforcement identification pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph
(4) and a copy of his or her letters of conservatorship demonstrating
that he or she is the appointed conservator of the victim.
(3) A representative of the victim does not include any person who
has been convicted of murder in the first degree, as defined in
Section 189 of the Penal Code, of the victim, or any person
identified in the incident report face sheet as a suspect.
(4) Domestic violence incident report face sheets may not be
provided to a representative of the victim unless both of the
following conditions are met:
(A) The representative presents his or her identification, such as
a current, valid driver’s license, a state-issued identification
card, or a passport.
(B) The representative presents one of the following:
(i) If the victim is deceased, a certified copy of the death
certificate or other satisfactory evidence of the death of the victim
at the time of the request.
(ii) If the victim is alive, 12 years of age or older, and not the
subject of a conservatorship, a written authorization signed by the
victim making him or her the victim’s personal representative.

6229. A minor, under 12 years of age, accompanied by a duly
appointed and acting guardian ad litem, shall be permitted to appear
in court without counsel for the limited purpose of requesting or
opposing a request for a temporary restraining order or injunction,
or both, under this division as provided in Section 374 of the Code
of Civil Procedure.