Last week, Senator Brownsberger and Representative Lawn submitted a letter, signed by over 100 legislators, to the Senate President and Speaker of the House, expressing their eagerness “for the opportunity to vote to abolish or retroactively extend the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse.” They recognized that “many victims are not ready when the statute expires for them at the present age of 21” and that “this is the best way to expose predators and protect our children.”
You can review the full letter, with signatures, here.
The Senator and Representative filed legislation earlier this year to retroactively extend the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse. The bills were heard before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary on May 7, 2013 and have yet to be reported from the Committee.
You can read about the Senator’s efforts here. We invite you to join the conversation on the Senator’s forum about the need for this legislation.
Anne Johnson Landry
Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger