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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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