In April 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 1947. If this bill passes in the Senate, civil claims that are currently time-barred would be revived until the victim reaches age 50, but only if that abuse occurred in a non-profit setting. Public schools and agencies would still be protected by sovereign immunity. Nonprofit and private organizations like Catholic parishes and schools could be sued for past cases, but not public schools. The bill is scheduled to go to the Senate the week of June 13.
For information about the bill, click here.
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