Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate statute of limitations reform bill to get more discussion, changes in House

Senate statute of limitations reform bill to get more discussion, changes in House

While Senate Bill 261—legislation sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) that would eliminate criminal and civil statutes of limitation in certain child sexual abuse cases—was scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, the bill was ultimately passed over so committee members can further discuss the legislation with a possible aim toward amending the legislation at a future committee meeting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Rozzi reintroduces statute of limitations reform proposal with retroactivity component

Rep. Rozzi reintroduces statute of limitations reform proposal with retroactivity component

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) last week continued his crusade to remove criminal and civil statutes of limitations for childhood sexual abuse cases with a retroactivity/revival window by announcing he has reintroduced his proposal from last session that failed to pass the legislature last session.

 

The bill—House Bill 612—has been dubbed the Rep. Rozzi as “The Real Deal.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Rozzi plans little compromise in reboot of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform

Rep. Rozzi plans little compromise in reboot of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform

With few, if any, substantive session days remaining in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2015-2016 term, it appears the nearly-completed monumental task of reforming Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for instances of child sex abuse is fated to wait at least another session before enactment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Child sex abuse statute of limitations extension bill clears Senate committee without retroactivity component

Child sex abuse statute of limitations extension bill clears Senate committee without retroactivity component

The Senate Judiciary committee met Tuesday morning to vote on House Bill 1947 which would amend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases.

The committee was chaired by Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) because of a recusal from Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery).

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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