VIDEO: Shapiro criticizes resistance to sexual abuse statute of limitations legislation

By Graham Harrington

May 21, 2024

Governor Shapiro had strong words for the Pennsylvania state senate as legislation that could bring long denied justice to victims faces yet another delay.

Pennsylvania Legislation to amend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases to support adult victims who were abused as a child have been delayed repeatedly by errors in state government and versions of the bill being bundled with voter suppression legislation.

While it is possible for a full constitutional amendment that would amend the statute of limitations to appear on the November ballot if the state government is able to properly publicize the amendment in time, the Department of State has already failed before.

Shapiro has been pushing the Senate to pass a standalone bill already passed by the Pennsylvania house, calling the resistance to the bill “shameful.”

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Governor Shapiro had strong words for the Pennsylvania state senate as legislation that could bring long denied justice to victims faces yet another delay. Pennsylvania Legislation to amend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases to support adult victims who were abused as a child have been delayed repeatedly by errors in state government and versions of the bill being bundled with voter suppression legislation. While it is possible for a full constitutional amendment that would amend the statute of limitations to appear on the November ballot if the state government is able to properly publicize the amendment in time, the Department of State has already failed before. Shapiro has been pushing the Senate to pass a standalone bill already passed by the Pennsylvania house, calling the resistance to the bill “shameful.” 🎥: WHTM – abc27 #Pennsylvania #GovShapiro #SA #SexualAbuseAwareness #JusticeforVictims #PAPolitics #PoliticalNews #Pennsylvanialife #Pennsylvanian #Pennsylvania_life

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  • Graham Harrington

    Graham Harrington is The Keystone's social media manager. As a multimedia journalist, he has written for the Denisonian, PAC News, and Today’s Patient. Graham lives in Delaware County and is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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