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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Senate caps off ambitious early session agenda by passing abortion restriction, “paycheck protection” bills

Senate caps off ambitious early session agenda by passing abortion restriction, “paycheck protection” bills

The Pennsylvania Senate has taken up an ambitious agenda early in the 2017-2018 term, addressing in its first three full session weeks bills dealing with natural gas minimum royalties and statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse cases.

 

As the Senate recessed for its annual round of budget hearings Wednesday, it did so after passing two other controversial proposals – one that would restrict abortions in Pennsylvania by disallowing them after the 21st week and one labeled “paycheck protection” in that it would prohibit the automatic deduction of public employee union dues money that would be used for political purposes.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republicans wary over Wolf-proposed-budget’s silence on cost drivers

Republicans wary over Wolf-proposed-budget’s silence on cost drivers

Though less combative than in past years following budget addresses by Gov. Tom Wolf, Republican leaders Tuesday offered their reaction to the governor’s FY 2017-2018 budget address.

 

Senate Republicans were first up to offer their spin on the governor’s proposed $32.3 billion spending plan, noting their concern that the governor was silent on major budget cost-drivers like pension reform and long-term care where Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said the governor “offered nothing to restructure the problem."

Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Appropriations Committee to limit consideration of non-fiscal amendments

Senate Appropriations Committee to limit consideration of non-fiscal amendments

In its first meeting of the 2017-2018 legislative term, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an operating policy that would limit the ability of the committee to consider amendments outside the fiscal implications of legislation.

 

In the past, the committee has been the Senate-jurisdiction-of-last-resort for some wishing to change legislation as standing committees often try to move the process along without consideration of amendments.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate reboots child sex abuse statute of limitations reform minus retroactivity component

Senate reboots child sex abuse statute of limitations reform minus retroactivity component

The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon took a surprise vote on and unanimously passed Senate Bill 261, legislation that would in some cases eliminate the civil and criminal statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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