In April, the PA 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. Nonprofit and private organizations like Catholic parishes and schools could be sued in civil courts for past cases. Public schools and agencies would be protected from civil litigation by sovereign immunity. The bill is scheduled to go to the Senate the week of June 13.
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