HB 236 is legislation that provides for additional monitoring of a victim after granting a temporary protective order. Upon obtaining a protective order under Code Section 19-13-3 or 19-13-4, the petitioner may elect to request periodic security checks from any local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in which the petitioner resides.

(2) Such security checks shall occur at intervals and times at the discretion of the local law enforcement agency and shall continue for the duration of the order or until such request is withdrawn by the petitioner or the local law enforcement agency determines that the petitioner’s circumstances no longer appear to require such security checks.

(3) Security checks may include:

(A) Observation of the exterior of the petitioner’s residence; and

(B) Officer presence in the vicinity of the petitioner’s residence.

These checks can occur for up to 60 days.