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Judiciary 2021-2022

The Judiciary Committee meeting met on Monday, January 25, 2021 to and unanimously reported the following bills:

SB 8 – Sen. Baker Amends Section 11 of Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution by creating a two-year period in which victims of childhood sexual abuse may commence an action in cases where the statute of limitations period has already expired.

SB 81 – Sen. Langerholc – Amends Section 5920 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to expand the list of offenses in which an expert may testify.

SB 86 – Sen. Martin – Amends Section 2962 of Title 53 by preventing home rule charter counties from modifying the procedure for the filling of vacancies in the office of district attorney.

SB 85 – Sen. Martin – Amends Section 1404 of the Second Class County Code by requiring that vacancies in the office of district attorney be filled by the first assistant district attorney.

SB  84 – Sen. Martin Amends Section 1404 of the County Code by requiring that vacancies in the office of district attorney be filled by the first assistant district attorney.

SB 87 – Sen. Baker/Sen. Arnold  – This legislation amends Titles 18 (Crimes Code), 23 (Family Code), and 42 (Judicial Code) to increase the penalties for those convicted of child pornography, to establish a task force on child pornography and to permit the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to create a sentencing enhancement for those convicted of the sexual abuse of children, when the victim is known to the defendant.

SB 78 – Sen. Baker/Sen. Santarsiero – Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) and Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) regarding the awarding of custody of a child.

Senator Steve Santarsiero

Senator Steve Santarsiero

Committee Chair