A bill by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, (R-Santa Clarita), expanding access to domestic violence resources was unanimously passed through the California State Assembly Thursday, making it the first bill introduced by Valladares to be passed by the Assembly.

Assembly Bill 277 (AB 277), which was introduced by assembly members Valladares and Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) and is now headed to the California State Senate, aims to protect victims of domestic violence by making the application form for Safe at Home program available in all six most commonly used languages in California.

“According to the US Census Bureau, over 40% of Californians speak a language other than English at home,” Valladares said. “AB 277 will require the State to provide the application for the Safe at Home program, as well as the information on domestic violence restraining orders, in the five most common languages other than English.”

 

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