Economic Support to Victims of Domestic Violence in California Rejected

The California Senate failed to pass a bill making victims of domestic violence eligible for unemployment benefits if they left their job to avoid stalkers. The bill was sponsored by Senator Hilda Solis, a democrat from Los Angeles, who received permission to call another vote later after the bill lacked two votes to be approved. The bill would also extend to individuals whose family has recently moved, victims of sexual harassment, and those who are laid off. Attorney General of California supports the bill, which is seen by proponents a necessary security for victims of domestic violence.


United Press International - July 9, 1998

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