Monday, December 2, 2019
Last week I reported a breakthrough in a dispute over extending the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. As expected, bills were passed by the full Senate and signed by Governor Wolf. Under new law:
Victims would have until they turn 55 to sue, compared to age 30 in current law. Young adults ages 18-23 would have until age 30 to sue, where existing law gives them just two years.
A separate law started a constitutional amendment process to open a two-year window for child sexual abuse victims whose claims are currently time-barred:
The multi-year amendment process has begun, but the bill must again pass both the House and Senate in the 2021-22 legislative session before voters will decide its fate in a statewide referendum.
Pennlive has the story.