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HB 1796 was written to exempt victims of domestic violence from "nuisance ordinances" that allow landlords to evict those who call 911 more than a certain number of times within a given period.
"The preemption seekers assumed advocates in the area of domestic violence would not let anything stand in the way of passage of their bill. They assumed wrong. PCADV... let it be known they would not support their own bill if the amendment were included"
-- via The Huffington Post
Executive Director Peg Dierkers Praises Legislators For Shielding Domestic Violence Victims from Eviction
General Assembly approves bill negating “nuisance ordinance" provision
“We are grateful to the legislators and coalition partners, who stood up today to protect Pennsylvania families,’’ Dierkers said. “Passage of this important legislation was only possible because of the grassroots support. It is truly something to celebrate during Domestic Violence Awareness Month."
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Capitol ceremony to honor Pennsylvanians killed in domestic violence
“We must help the victims who cannot always help themselves, who are scared and often too afraid to speak up,” Gov. Corbett said. “Today is a solemn day for those who lost their lives to domestic violence. For them, and for their families and friends, we must continue to say NO MORE, to ensure those we’ve lost are never forgotten, and to continue to secure help for those who need it most.”'
Every victim’s name was read aloud during the hour-long ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda -- one of many Pennsylvania events in October to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates from community-based domestic violence programs participated in the ceremony, representing survivors and victims from 15 counties. State legislators from 10 counties represented their constituents at the ceremony.
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