Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Public Hearing on Legislation to Extend Statute of Limitation on Child Sexual Abuse

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks), today held a public hearing on HB 1947, which proposes extending the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse.

“Child sex abuse is a crime that is horrible and indefensible,” Senator Greenleaf said. “Today’s hearing was a critical step in moving forward with the Senate’s consideration of HB 1947. The bill discussed today is highly complex. The testimony provided us with important information on the constitutionality and lawfulness of the provisions in the bill, especially those dealing with applying portions of the law retroactively. It’s important that we have time to digest the information and carefully weigh all of the testimony we received before voting on the bill.”

No timeline has been established at this time for Committee action on the bill.

A hearing agenda, list of witnesses, and testimony can be found here: