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Amend HB 853 (Senate committee printing) by adding the 
following appropriately numbered SECTIONS to the bill and 
renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
	SECTION ____.  Section 71.0021(a), Family Code, is amended 
to read as follows:

	(a)  "Dating violence" means an act by an individual that is 
against another individual with whom that person has or has had a 
dating relationship, or by an individual against another individual 
who is in a dating relationship with a third individual with whom 
the actor is or has been in a dating relationship or marriage, and 
that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, 
assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably 
places the individual in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily 
injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive 
measures to protect oneself.
	SECTION ____.  The change in law made by this Act to Section 
71.0021, Family Code, applies only to an application for a 
protective order that is filed on or after the effective date of 
this Act.  An application for a protective order filed before the 
effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the 
date the application is filed, and the former law is continued in 
effect for that purpose.