House Bill 1051 – Early 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 222 – Public 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 333 – Preemption 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
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 VictimsAt 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)
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