In a historic day for victims, Wolf signs legislation to expand protections for sex abuse survivors

In a historic day for victims, Wolf signs legislation to expand protections for sex abuse survivors

In a historic day for sex abuse survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday signed into law a package of bills that expand legal remedies for survivors and strengthen the law to protect victims of child sex abuse.

The legislation acts on a series of recommendations from a bombshell grand jury report that revealed widespread child sex abuse by over 300 Catholic priests belonging to Pennsylvania dioceses.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - August 13, 2018

Tweets of the Week - August 13, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 17, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

House amends Senate’s version of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform, Rozzi retroactivity amendment to come

The House Judiciary Committee Tuesday sent to the full House for consideration a measure that would substantially reform and raise Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations as it pertains to criminal and civil child sex abuse cases.

 

While the measure advancing to the Floor did not contain a controversial retroactivity component—a measure that would allow victims currently barred from bringing suit by the civil statute of limitations to bring their claims—the main proponent of that concept is planning on offering it as an amendment as the bill moves along for consideration.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislators seek to change laws protecting pedophiles

Legislators seek to change laws protecting pedophiles

Seeking to end what they call state-sanctioned protection for perpetrators of child sexual abuse, a group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s civil and criminal statute of limitations on when victims can bring such claims forward.

“[Statute of limitations] reform is what will level the playing field for victims of sexual abuse,” said Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks), who has introduced House Bill 661, which extends the civil statute of limitations from 30 to 50 years for adult victims of child sexual abuse to bring a claim against their perpetrator.

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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