HB1959 Eliminates the statute of limitations on sexual offenses.
Sponsor: Lakin, Scott (33) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 4074L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRIMINAL LAW
03/01/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1959
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HB 1959 -- Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses

Sponsor:  Lakin

This bill permits the prosecution for all sexual offenses to be
commenced at any time.  Currently, prosecution for sexual
offenses must commence within 3 years except for offenses
involving a victim 18 and under, which must commence within 10
years of the victim's eighteenth birthday.

The bill also repeals:

(1)  The statute of limitations for civil damages as a result of
childhood sexual abuse.  Currently, lawsuits must be filed
within 5 years of the date the victim reaches 18, or within 3
years of the date the victim discovers or should have discovered
injury or illness; and

(2)  The statute of limitations for civil damages resulting from
sexual offenses committed by persons related to the plaintiff
within the third degree.  Currently, the statute of limitations
for such personal injury claims is 10 years.


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