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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 2, 2020 01:59 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 legislation passed the senate unanimously during the 2017-18 Legislative Session. This is a reintroduction of SB 125 from the previous legislative session. Co-sponsors included: Costa, Hughes, Fontana, Blake, Schwank, Gordner, Browne, Mensch, Brewster, Haywood, Santarsiero, Bartolotta, Killion, Martin, Phillips-Hill and K. Ward. 

Introduced as SB307