State lawmakers have changed rules about stalking. The new law was part of a response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school earlier this year.
Previously, only a person who is being harassed or stalked can file for an order of protection. Under the order, a judge can prohibit the harasser from getting within a certain distance of the victim.
In the hopes of preventing violence, a law that takes effect Jan. 1 will allow churches, schools or workplaces to ask for similar protections.