Senator Parker passes legislation protecting victims of domestic violence

Yesterday, June 16th, Senator Kevin Parker (D21-Brooklyn), passed legislation extending new protections to victims of domestic violence. “Under the old law, victims of domestic violence who had escaped their batterers and wanted to get an unlisted telephone number were forced to pay a monthly fee,” said Senator Parker. “Thanks to this legislation and the support of telecommunications companies like Verizon, domestic violence survivors will now for the first time be able to get unlisted numbers or anonymous numbers without charge.”