Session: 2017-18
ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

Current Status: Passed the Senate; referred to House Judiciary

Senate Bill 196 proposes a drastic change to the Protection from Abuse Act, giving civil courts the authority to mandate that anyone subject to a protection from abuse (PFA) order wear an electronic monitoring device. As a result, this bill threatens an extraordinary restriction of civil liberties and a vast increase of governmental surveillance for thousands of people following a civil action.

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