Meeting to consider HB 97, SB 809, HB 962, HB 963 and HB 1171

Senate Judiciary Committee

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Off the Floor

HB 97 – Rep. Rapp – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) to prohibit the sale or purchase of vaping products to or by minors and to prohibit the use of vaping products on school grounds.

SB 809 – Sen. Baker – Amends Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by creating the Pennsylvania Commission on Legislative Conduct as a unit of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board.

HB 962 – Rep. Rozzi – Increases the statute of limitations period for civil cases arising from childhood sexual abuse to 37 years after the victim turns 18 (that is, to age 55).  Eliminates the statute of limitations for certain enumerated crimes if the victim was under 18 at the time of the offense.  Increases the statute of limitations period for other enumerated sexual offenses if the victim was under 18 at the time of the offense to the date the victim reaches age 55.  Also eliminates the defenses of sovereign and governmental immunity and removes certain notice and damage limitations applicable to claims against the Commonwealth and local governmental entities. 

HB 963 – Rep. Gregory – Amends Section 11 of Article One of the Pennsylvania Constitution by creating a two-year period in which victims of childhood sexual abuse may commence an action in cases where a statutory limitations period has already expired.

HB 1171 – Rep. Toohil – Amends Title 42 by adding a Section 8316.2 which prohibits certain nondisclosure provisions in contracts relating to childhood sexual abuse.

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