In my Beerituality recap, I included links to PA House Bill 832 and PA House Bill 878. In his closing remarks last night, Bill White challenged us with some very specific action. From Bill:
“The bills, which grew out of a Philadelphia grand jury’s most recent findings on clergy abuse and coverups involving the Philadelphia Archdiocese, are House Bill 832, which would repeal the statute of limitations from the point of passage forward in civil suits relating to child sex abuse; and HB 878, providing a one-time two-year window for victims to bring civil action in cases barred by the current law. They’ve been trapped in the state House Judiciary Committee, buried by committee chairman Ron Marsico, R-Dauphin County. His number in the Capitol is (717)783-2014. Callers should tell him – and their own legislators — that they think these bills are important and they want them to get a fair airing instead of being bottled up.”
PA residents, please make these calls.
- Beerituality Panelists Discuss the Penn State Scandal and Wider Concerns (beerituality.wordpress.com)
- Pennsylvania legislators push for better laws to expand rights of victims of sexual abuse (pennlive.com)
- PoliticsPA: Sex Abuse Bills on the Docket in Harrisburg (criminaljusticesection.wordpress.com)
- States Consider Mandating Sex Abuse Reporting After Penn State Scandal (usnews.com)
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Thanks for posting this! All states need it!
There is also Illinois SB2843 started by a courageous young woman in her 20’s, Erin Merryn, to adopt standardized education in the school system, teaching children in an age appropriate way about sexual abuse.
Hitting this problem from these two perspectives…punishment and prevention… would go a long way to helping.