State passes abuse bill

State Passes Abuse Bill

TRENTON - Legislation designed to enable domestic abuse victims to break a residential lease agreement to escape from their abuser has cleared the state Assembly.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandi Love, D-Gloucester Township, and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Washington Township, would empower a domestic violence victim to terminate their lease upon providing their landlord with written notice and copy of a permanent restraining order, or other official law enforcement or medical document showing they have been a victim of abuse.

Read the rest of this article online at the Gloucester County Times.