HB 1947 Update

If ever there was a time, it is now…

If you ever wanted to do something to support victims of child sex abuse, protect children and expose hidden predators, IT IS NOW!

HB 1947 Update:
  • HB 1947 was brutally amended by the PA Senate Judiciary Committee today.
  • It went to the full Senate today and was referred to Appropriations. This is normal to assess the fiscal impact of the bill.
  • It will come back to Senate for a vote as early as tomorrow but could be Thursday also.
Several legislators have come up with a plan on how to get the bill back to its original language, eliminating the new amendment, putting back the section related to retroactivity and get it to the governor’s desk ASAP. Gov. Wolf has previously stated he would sign the bill in its original form.

More info on today’s hearing here

Plan A- Remove the Judiciary Committee amendment.

This is how you can help:

  • Call your Senator TODAY. (You can leave a voice message!) Find your Senator here

  • Simply ask them to: “Support the motion to revert HB 1947 to the original printer’s number.”

  • Share this email with family and friends. Ask them to call also.”

  • I know this likely doesn’t make any sense to you, but it will to the Senators. (It’s a procedural move that can accomplish good things!)

John Salveson (215) 870-0680 salveson@abolishsexabuse.org
Marie Whitehead 215-439-0536 mwhitehead@abolishsexabuse.org