Gov. Hochul signs legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence

It includes allowing victims of sexual violence to apply to the Board of Elections to have their voter registration information sealed from the public.

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2022, 4:29 PM

Updated 582 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a new piece of legislation that aims to protect survivors of domestic violence.
It includes allowing victims of sexual violence to apply to the Board of Elections to have their voter registration information sealed from the public.
"We need people to know that there's a place for them to go. And when people go to a place, we need to let them know they're going to be safe and secure," says Hochul.
The legislation also requires insurance companies to provide victims with an option to provide alternative contact information to access claims and benefits.
This signing comes during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


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