Current Bills

From time to during the State and Federal legislative session, certain bills merit our advocacy based on our principles.

 

Feb 2017 Letter to Senators urging a NO vote on SB3 restricting PA women’s right to choose to 19 weeks without exceptions, including for health of woman, fetal abnormalities, nor in cases of rape or incest. Viability is currently considered 24 weeks.

SB3 letter

 

Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition sent a letter to Senators Casey and Toomey requesting they demand the divisive abortion amendment attached to S.178 be removed immediately and pass a bill that helps the victims of human trafficking. March 2015.

Letter to Senators Casey and Toomey – 3.16.15

 

2016 BCWAC Legislation Tracker

BCWAC Legislative Update 2016

 

Letter to Senators regarding HB1243 – 10/14/14

HB1243 Letter to Senators

 

Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition sent a letter to Senator Toomey requesting that he join Senator Casey in supporting the passage of the Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court decisions. September 2014.

Letter to Senator Toomey

 

SB75 – The Human Trafficking Bill – This bill has passed the both the House and Senate and was sent to the Governor, for his signature, on July 1st. New protections for victims of Human Trafficking went into effect on September 2, 2014.

New Protections for Victims of Human Trafficking

SB 75 – The Human Trafficking Bill

 

The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition delivers a letter to Bucks County Senators urging support of SB 1380, legislation to expand the State Housing Trust Fund: June 18, 2014
Build on Success: Support SB 1380  to Expand the State Housing Trust Fund

The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition sent Governor Corbett a letter urging him not to sign HB 80, a bill that increases the potential for violence against the most vulnerable members of our state: our women and children. Letter to Gov Corbett