HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved a proposal Wednesday that would allow domestic violence victims who live in public housing to be relocated to another unit.

The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Art Haywood (D-4) and Judy Schwank (D-11).

“Many victims living in public housing feel trapped by their circumstances. They should not have to live in a constant state of fear from abusers who still threaten their safety,” Bartolotta said. “County authorities currently do not have the authority to protect victims. This bill gives them a way to better protect vulnerable community residents.”

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