Session: 2017-2018

ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

Known as "Alina's Law," 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.

Sponsors

Senator Vince Hughes

Status

Passed Senate

Session

2017 - 2018

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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