Law­mak­ers spar over two-year win­dow

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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.

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