|Posted:||January 4, 2019 02:17 PM|
|From:||Representative Eddie Day Pashinski|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Reintroduction of Domestic Violence: Treatment and GPS Monitoring (Former HB1337)|
|In the near future, I will reintroduce a bill that provides additional safeguards for victims of domestic violence and more options for sanctions against perpetrators that will help ensure the safety and success of all involved.
In light of several tragic fatal incidents involving defendants with current or prior protection from abuse (PFA) orders against them, I believe more must be done to protect victims of domestic violence and the communities surrounding them, and to reduce the chances that a perpetrator will re-abuse in the future. Therefore, my legislation makes a number of updates to the PFA Act, including the following key provisions:
As our communities continue to feel the impact of these recent incidents, and as this Commonwealth prepares for the second round of Justice Reinvestment, my legislation would give the court more options for victim safety and sanctions against perpetrators that I hope will reduce future incidents of abuse. Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Former Co-Sponsors: PASHINSKI, HILL-EVANS, KINSEY, McNEILL,CALTAGIRONE, MILLARD, KORTZ, KULIK, DONATUCCI, NEILSON, DeLUCA, ROZZI, CRUZ, VAZQUEZ, HARKINS AND BOBACK.