New York Law Shields Domestic Violence Victims From Fees

Domestic Violence Stock Image.


ALBANY – A new law in New York is designed to spare victims of domestic violence some penalties on their monthly bills.

The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday allows people fleeing their batterers to terminate multi-year telephone or cable contracts at the home they’re leaving without paying a penalty.

The law covers victims who have received an order of protection.



Cuomo says the survivors of domestic violence should not have to handle the added stress and red tape that comes with contract termination penalties.

The law takes effect immediately.

 



Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNYNewsNow app now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.