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Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Public Policy Action

Pending Legislation

PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATION

House Bill 1051Early Lease Termination and Changing of Locks
PCADV urges the House of Representatives to make safety a priority for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking who face significant obstacles to fleeing a perpetrator by allowing for early lease termination and the changing of locks. Read PCADV’s letter to the House of Representatives

House Bill 222Public Benefits and Drug Convictions
PCADV is concerned that this bill will keep victims of domestic violence and human trafficking from accessing public benefits if the victims have been convicted of drug charges as a result of their abuser’s control over them and/or their enslavement as a victim of human trafficking. Read PCADV’s letter to the House of Representatives

House Bill 875 - Medical Insurance and Noncustodial Parents
PCADV urges the House of Representatives to consider the dangerous link that could be created between abusive noncustodial parents and their victims if abusers are required to enroll their children in their own health insurance plans. The bill was later amended with an exemption for victims of domestic violence. Read PCADV’s letter to the House of Representatives

Senate Bill 566 & House Bill 792 State Housing Trust Fund
PCADV supports expanding the funding for the Pennsylvania’s State Housing Trust Fund with money from the Realty Transfer Tax so that all 67 counties will benefit from the program. Read PCADV’s letter to the Senate Urban Affairs Committee

Senate Bill 333Preemption of Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave
Access to paid leave is an important benefit for the health and success of women and families. People should not have to choose between staying home to recover for their illness (or injuries) and keeping their job. Read PCADV’s letter to the Senate

Legislation That Did Not Pass the General Assembly
2013 - 2014

PCADV is still working to ensure that this proposed legislation safeguards domestic violence victims and their families. Summaries include the status of these bills as of January 2015.

PCADV’s Goals – Funding for Victims

At the federal level, PCADV’s primary legislative goals are to:
  • Fully fund the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)
  • Protect and increase the cap on the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
Visit our Funding page for more information about these vital programs.

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