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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 5, 2018 01:42 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Shared Telephone Contract Opt-out for Victims of Domestic Violence
I intend to reintroduce legislation in the near future that would provide victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania with the ability to alter a shared telephone contract plan if the shared plan is with an individual whom the victim has a protection from abuse (PFA) order against.

Specifically, the bill allows a court to grant the transfer of an existing wireless telephone number as well as any numbers of a plaintiff's children in the event the defendant has had a PFA order filed against them by the plaintiff. This legislation is an attempt to safeguard victims from dangerous assailants, protect their health and well-being and even save their lives. I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

This is a reintroduction of SB 313 as amended by the Senate Judiciary Committee and which passed out of the senate unanimously, from the previous legislative session. Co-sponsors included: Costa, Hughes, Fontana, Farnese, Schwank, Browne, Mensch, Brewster, Haywood, Tartaglione, Baker, Bartolotta, Brooks and Killion.

Introduced as SB125