Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that effective February 5, Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth, is leaving the administration due to a failure of the Department of State to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment that would retroactively extend the timeline for victims to file civil actions against their abusers. Because of the error, the process to amend the constitution must now start from the beginning and cannot be on the ballot before 2023.
Wolf also asked the Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General to review the situation and make additional recommendations to improve the department’s process for handling constitutional amendments. Click here for more.