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Act 79 Implementation

May 13, 2019

On April 10, 2019, Act 79 went into effect. This comprehensive amendment to the Protection from Abuse (PFA) Act and the Uniform Firearms Act includes several additional protections for victims of domestic violence, including much stronger safeguards related to abusers’ access to firearms and law enforcement accompaniment during service of a PFA. Indeed, it is likely the most critical and significant expansion to those pieces of legislation in nearly a decade.