Senator Mensch Disappointed Consensus Was Not Reached on SB 261

Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) issued the following statement regarding SB 261.

“I am disappointed that consensus on SB 261 was not reached last night.  The victims of these devastating abuses deserve justice.  In addition to my support for a window to seek civil damages, I believe it is imperative we pass legislation that implements the remaining three recommendations made by the Grand Jury.

Abuse, regardless of circumstance, is a heinous act and needs to be dealt with swiftly and in the toughest terms.  I am encouraged by initiatives such as my Senate Bill 1092, passed earlier this week, which will shield vulnerable children from occurrences of abuse.  The Legislature needs to continue its work on meaningful reforms to ensure our citizens are no longer victimized.  

Despite Wednesday’s results, I stand ready to continue our work towards providing justice for all victims.  I urge all parties to come together to build consensus, and I hope that the House and Senate quickly return to Harrisburg to resolve this important issue.”

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

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