HARRISBURG (AP) – The PA Senate has killed a proposal to employ an emergency process to amend the state Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window in which to file civil lawsuits. Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward announced that the Wolf Administration’s failure to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment does not justify using the emergency amendment process. She says the Republican majority plans to start over, using the conventional amendment process. The PA Department of State announced six weeks ago it had failed to arrange the mandatory advertisement for a conventional constitutional amendment last year.

SEN. KIM WARD