HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 261 to eliminate the statute of limitations concerning sexual abuse of minors. State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), who voted in favor of the bill, issued the following statement:
“Instances of sexual abuse of children are truly some of the most disgusting and disturbing crimes. This bill affords all victims of the childhood sexual abuse to finally seek justice on those who commit these heinous crimes.
“I was proud to stand up for victims when I cast my positive vote for this bill with all victims of sexual abuse in mind. This is, undoubtedly, a step toward justice.”
Senate Bill 261 would eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecutions of sexual abuse of minors, extend the civil statute of limitations for lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of minors until the victim reaches 50 years of age, waive sovereign and governmental immunity for claims and remove caps on damages against governmental parties sued for sexual abuse of minors.
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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