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Engrossed Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Statute of limitations. Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first becomes aware of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender; or (3) a person confesses to the offense. Removes the statute of limitations for civil causes of action alleging child sexual abuse, and provides that a person who alleges an injury resulting from child sexual abuse may file an action in an otherwise time barred case Statute of limitations. Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first becomes aware of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender; or (3) a person confesses to the offense. Removes the statute of limitations for civil causes of action alleging child sexual abuse, and provides that a person who alleges an injury resulting from child sexual abuse may file an action in an otherwise time barred case any time before the date the alleged injured person reaches 31 years of age. Provides that, if the injured person is 31 years of age or older, an civil cause of action alleging child sexual abuse may only be revived if: (1) the cause of action is brought against the alleged perpetrator; and (2) certain new evidence is discovered. ... View more