For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2023
Contact: Kirstin Snow, Communications Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center email@example.com
STATEMENT: PA Budget and Policy Center Lauds Passage of PA House Bills on Sexual Abuse
by Marc Stier, Director
Today the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center applauds the two bipartisan bills passed to allow those who have been past victims of sexual abuse in the state to sue their perpetrators and the institutions that protect them. Legislation creating a two-year window waiving the statute of limitations for these crimes is long overdue. And while we believe that there is no constitutional barrier to such legislation, we are also glad that a constitutional amendment allowing such legislation was passed today, as well, in case the Courts disagree with our analysis of the issue. We congratulate Speaker Mark Rozzi for his leadership on this important, deeply personal legislation.