Pa. House speaker focused on sex abuse lawsuit window

Mark Rozzi, the new speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, is photographed at the speaker’s podium during this week’s swearing in ceremonies in Harrisburg. Rozzi is pushing for the House to back a constitutional amendment granting child sexual abuse victims the power to file what would otherwise be outdated claims.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new state House speaker declared Friday that no other legislation will be taken up by his chamber until it approves a constitutional amendment granting child sexual abuse victims the power to file what would otherwise be outdated claims.

House Speaker Mark Rozzi, who has spoken of being abused as a boy by a Roman Catholic priest, issued his ultimatum ahead of Monday’s scheduled start of a special session on the issue, ordered by outgoing Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

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