BRIDGEVILLE – The House today passed a resolution authored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) creating a Select Committee on the Publication of Constitutional Amendments that will complete a study of how constitutional amendments in the Commonwealth are advertised.
“Just over three months ago, we discovered the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to properly advertise a constitutional amendment to allow the voters to decide if a two-year civil window should be created to allow child sex abuse survivors to sue their alleged abusers,” Ortitay said. “Since that time, we have received no further details on how this occurred. We need to understand what happened and what we can do in the future to prevent this from taking place again.”
House Resolution 91
will create a committee comprised of the majority and minority chairs of the House State Government Committee and three other members of the House of Representatives, at least one of which is from the minority party. The committee will then hold hearings, gather testimony and issue a report with recommendations.
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.
Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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