Alert: HB 1796 Has Been Hijacked

Update on PA Agenda for Women’s Health:  Right now, one of the Agenda’s bills, House Bill 1796, which would provide important housing protections for victims of domestic violence, has been hijacked by conservatives who have amended it by adding language that would prohibit municipalities in Pennsylvania from enacting local ordinances requiring paid or unpaid sick leave. This amendment clearly adds insult to injury, as domestic violence survivors are often most in need of sick leave.

This bill is moving quickly. We need you to contact your state senator today requesting her/him to vote to remove Amendment AO5863 language from HB 1796 and support the original intent of the bill.

Author: WVPA

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