Abuse Amendment Moves Through State House

On its first day back following the Summer recess, the state House voted to amend Senate-passed legislation regarding lawsuits for victims of child sexual abuse. The measure would provide a two year window for adults to file civil claims regarding abuse which occurred when they were children. Under current law the alleged victim has until the age of 30. Representative Mark Rozzi authored the amendment. Opponents, include Representative Michael Corr, say it's unconstitutional. If it wins final passage the amended bill would return to the Senate for concurrence.