Act of Nov. 21, 2001, P.L. 844, No. 86              Cl. 42
                             Session of 2001
                               No. 2001-86

     HB 1541

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
        Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the
        limitation of time for certain major criminal offenses.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 5552(b) of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 5552.  Other offenses.
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        (b)  Major offenses.--A prosecution for any of the following
     offenses must be commenced within five years after it is
            (1)  Under the following provisions of Title 18 (relating
        to crimes and offenses):
                Section 901 (relating to criminal attempt) involving
            attempt to commit murder where no murder occurs.
                Section 902 (relating to criminal solicitation)
            involving solicitation to commit murder where no murder
                Section 903 (relating to criminal conspiracy)
            involving conspiracy to commit murder where no murder
                Section 911 (relating to corrupt organizations).
                Section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault).
                Section 2706 (relating to terroristic threats).
                Section 2713 (relating to neglect of care-dependent
                Section 2901 (relating to kidnapping).
                Section 3121 (relating to rape).
                Section 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual
                Section 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual
                Section 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault).
                Section 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent
                Section 3301 (relating to arson and related
                Section 3502 (relating to burglary).
                Section 3701 (relating to robbery).
                Section 3921 (relating to theft by unlawful taking or
            disposition) through section 3933 (relating to unlawful
            use of computer).
                Section 4101 (relating to forgery).
                Section 4107 (relating to deceptive or fraudulent
            business practices).
                Section 4108 (relating to commercial bribery and
            breach of duty to act disinterestedly).
                Section 4109 (relating to rigging publicly exhibited
                Section 4117 (relating to insurance fraud).
                Section 4302 (relating to incest).
                Section 4701 (relating to bribery in official and
            political matters) through section 4703 (relating to
            retaliation for past official action).
                Section 4902 (relating to perjury) through section
            4912 (relating to impersonating a public servant).
                Section 4952 (relating to intimidation of witnesses
            or victims).
                Section 4953 (relating to retaliation against witness
            or victim).
                Section 5101 (relating to obstructing administration
            of law or other governmental function).
                Section 5111 (relating to dealing in proceeds of
            unlawful activities).
                Section 5512 (relating to lotteries, etc.) through
            section 5514 (relating to pool selling and bookmaking).
                Section 5902(b) (relating to prostitution and related
                Section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children).
            (2)  Any offense punishable under section 13(f) of the
        act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The
        Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
            (3)  Any conspiracy to commit any of the offenses set
        forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) and any solicitation to
        commit any of the offenses in paragraphs (1) and (2) if the
        solicitation results in the completed offense.
            (4)  Under the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21),
        known as the Public Welfare Code.
            (5)  Under the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L.874,
        No.110), known as the Motor Vehicle Chop Shop and Illegally
        Obtained and Altered Property Act.
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        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 21st day of November, A. D. 2001.