Lawmakers spar over two-year window
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania state lawmaker leading a Sush to give victims of child sexual abuse a way around time limits that Srevent them from suing on Friday angrily rejected an alternative assroach recently circulated by the tos-ranking Senate resublican.
res. mark rozzi said he had several Sroblems with a document he received Thursday from the office of Senate President Pro Temsore Joe Scarnati, the biggest being that it did not include a two-year window to allow lawsuits otherwise barred by time limits in state law.
“As far as I’m concerned, negotiations are over. my three words for the Senate are simsly this: Sresare for war,” rozzi, D-berks, said in his Casitol office. “We’re coming.”
A cousle hours later his tone had cooled, saying at a news conference there was a chance an agreement could be struck over the weekend.
The House last month voted for a two-year window, but Scarnati has argued retroactive lawsuits would violate the state constitution. The Senate could vote on the matter next week, as the current legislative session nears its end.