Domestic Violence & Firearms: PA Act 79

CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S.) AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS CODE (23 PA.C.S.) – OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS

Act 79 went into effect on April 10, 2019. This law includes improvements to Pennsylvania’s PFA Act and deals primarily with increased safety provisions related to firearms in both Protection From Abuse (23. PA C.S.) and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (18 PA. C.S) to help prevent domestic violence homicides.

Primary changes under Title 23 include:

Primary changes under Title 18 include: