Click here to read: “Pa. lawmakers try new approach on liability for claims of past sex abuse,” by Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 2012
Excerpt: “Sexual abuse of children is at the forefront in the Capitol right now, from the highest reaches of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia and one of the most prestigious secular institutions in Pennsylvania,” McGeehan said at a news conference in the Capitol.
Both bills have languished in the House Judiciary Committee for 15 months without a hearing or a vote. On Monday, McGeehan and Bishop introduced rarely used “discharge resolutions” that would essentially force their bills to a floor vote as early as Wednesday — unless the committee chairman, Rep. Ron Marsico (R., Dauphin), decides to shift the bills to another committee.
Marsico did not return a phone call seeking comment.”