"If they leave their abusers and they break a lease, they've just damaged their rental history,” she explains.
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Also on our nationwide rundown: farm workers concerned about pesticide training and some farmers turn thumbs down on the merger of Monsanto and Bayer; and some Puerto Rico fire stations get solar power on the eve of hurricane season. – A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser.
A financial benefit performed for any other benefit must be approved by the board on a case-by-case basis in an open meeting.
Last Action: 5-15-07 G Earliest effective date HB 208 Flores/Lucio Provides that a student participating in a UIL or extracurricular activity is not deemed ineligible by virtue of being enrolled in a joint/concurrent enrollment program, regardless of the location of the course.
"We know that abuse in the home will never stop until abusers stop abusing."Rep.
Villalba authored and filed House Bill 524, which will make the 3rd conviction involving domestic violence a second degree felony offense, requiring incarceration for at least two years.
Relates to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizes fees.
Relates to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of service as a peace officer and to an education campaign regarding the importance of peace officers in the community.
Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties; provides that a county health care provider participation program authorizes a county to collect a mandatory payment from each institutional health care provider in the county to be deposited in a local provider participation fund; establishes reporting requirements for the program.
Relates to certain notices and information about certain releasees from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that are provided to or made accessible to criminal justice agencies and to notification of an executive clemency recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Terry Canales (DEM-TX) Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy and prevention and outreach program on campus sexual assault, family violence, and stalking. Cindy Burkett (REP-TX) Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services. James White (REP-TX) Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.
"We believe the old law was keeping survivors from seeking help,” she states.