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2006 Legislative Agenda

Feel Safe Again, Inc. supports the following bills and invites you to contact your legislators to ask them for their support. Please click on the title links to open the corresponding fact sheets.
An Act to Prevent Harassment and Witness Intimidation
(Formerly The Sexual Assault and Stalking Protective Order Act)
Lead Sponsors: Senator Pamela P. Resor (D-Middlesex and Worcester) and Representative Peter J. Koutoujian (D-Tenth Middlesex)
This bill establishes mechanisms where by certain victims of rape and stalking (harassment) may obtain protection from further abuse through the issuance of a criminally enforceable civil order of protection, for victims who do not meet the relationship requirements of MGL c.209A.

An Act To Establish Employment Leave And Safety Remedies To Victims Of Domestic Violence, Stalking And Sexual Assault
Lead Sponsor: Senator Cynthia Creem (D-1st Norfolk and Middlesex)

This bill requires employers to allow employees who are victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault to take up to fifteen days of leave from work in any twelve month period, with or without pay, to address issues arising from the abuse. Circumstances which would require time off to be granted would be limited including; obtaining a court order of protection, seeking medical attention, meeting with law enforcement officials, and attending appointments for counseling, or legal assistance.

An Act Relative to Housing Discrimination against Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
Lead Sponsor: Senator Cynthia Creem (D-1st Norfolk and Middlesex)
This bill adds victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to those protected against housing discrimination. In addition, the bill creates a vehicle for victims of these crimes to vacate their lease or rental agreements without penalty when their safety is at risk. 



An Act to Establishing the New Hampshire Sexual Predators Act
Lead Sponsors: Representative Peter L. Batula (R-District 19) and Senator Joseph A. Foster (D-District 13)
This bill revises the statutes concerning sexual predators.

An Act Relative to Evictions in Cases Involving Incidents of Domestic Violence
Lead Sponsors: Representative Gail C. Morrison (D-District 2), Representative Joy K. Tilton (D-District 6) and Representative Julie M. Brown (R-District 1)

This bill restricts a landlord’s ability to evict a tenant in cases involving domestic violence.


2005 Legislative Agenda



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