State Rep. Scott Conklin has introduce a new bill that would provide better protections for victims of domestic violence, according to a release.
Under the new bill, those who receive a Protection from Abuse order in relation to a domestic violence case would be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.
Rep. Conklin says that nearly half of the states in the country already permit such monitoring, and that Pennsylvania should do the same.
“Almost 11 years ago, Traci Ann Raymond Miscavish, a dear family friend of mine, was murdered by her estranged husband at her workplace, who she had filed a PFA order against,” Conklin said. “She had previously expressed her fear of him, notably because he had firearms and had repeatedly threatened to murder her. Had he been ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device when the PFA order became final, she might be alive today.”