Pa. House approves relief for childhood sexual abuse victims as standalone amendment
A standalone constitutional amendment offering a two-year window for survivors to file claims of childhood sexual abuse in civil court saw approval from the Pennsylvania House on Monday.
Pennsylvania House passes eight bipartisan bills in productive return to session
Pennsylvania House lawmakers passed eight bipartisan bills, including four with unanimous approval, in the lower chamber’s return to session this week after a nearly two-month hiatus. With a narrow one-vote majority for the first time in more than a decade, House committees also cued up a blizzard of bills on Democratic policy priorities, such as […]
Survivors want accountability and transparency. They’ve waited long enough | Opinion
By Katie M. Shipp As lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week, it is imperative that they prioritize passing window legislation that will allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice against perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them. As an attorney, I have received innumerable phone calls from adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The […]
Rozzi urges Pa. Senate to pass standalone survivors’ amendment
The survivors’ amendment was set to be on the ballot in 2021 but the Department of State failed to properly advertise the proposal and the referendum was not held.
Pa. House panel advances relief for abuse victims in opposition to Senate amendment bundle
Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday took another step on the tortuous path toward long-sought legal relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, but the route to making it a reality remains to be mapped out. The House Judiciary Committee advanced standalone versions of a proposed constitutional amendment that would give abuse survivors a two-year exception to […]
Here’s how to end the stalemate over the civil justice window for abuse survivors | Opinion
Lawmakers are still fighting needlessly. Gov. Josh Shapiro can -- and should -- put it on the November ballot.
Pa. Senate Democrats urge vote on House-approved proposals providing relief for abuse survivors
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats argue that the upper chamber hasn’t fulfilled a commitment to providing relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Bills granting relief to sexual abuse survivors pass House, head to Senate | Five for the Weekend
The bills would allow survivors of sexual abuse to file otherwise outdated lawsuits against their abusers.
Pa. House returns to pass sexual abuse survivors’ bills; GOP objects to special session rules
Returning to a special session after weeks of partisan gridlock, House lawmakers advanced relief for abuse survivors despite GOP objections.
Pa. House Speaker Rozzi headed for clash with Senate Republicans on abuse survivors’ bill
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session on Tuesday with a Democratic majority and a speaker with a single-minded dedication to providing legal recourse for victims of childhood sexual abuse that he and others have sought for nearly two decades. But the standalone legislation Speaker Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, intends to pass is at […]
Pa. House stalemate stops constitutional amendments from appearing on May ballot
A department spokesperson said that the General Assembly must pass the constitutional amendment by Jan. 27 to appear on the May 2023 ballot.
Looking to solve a Harrisburg problem, Pa. House Speaker Rozzi turns to Pittsburgh for advice
The roughly 90 minute-long session was held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.