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Pa. Senate tees up constitutional amendment opening civil window for sex abuse survivors

A senior Republican in the state Senate says she’s prioritizing approval of legislation that would amend the state constitution to open a two-year retroactive window in which survivors of sexual abuse could bring civil suits against offenders in old cases.

The bill, a proposed amendment to the state Constitution, cleared the state House and Senate in the most recent legislative session. House and Senate approval in next year’s legislative session would put the amendment on track for approval by voters at a statewide referendum as soon as next spring’s primary election.

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