SB 631
Modifies provisions relating to statutes of limitations
Sponsor:
LR Number:
4039S.03C
Last Action:
5/11/2022 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SB 631
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 631 - This act modifies provisions relating to statutes of limitations.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY (SECTIONS 516.120 AND 516.125)

Currently, actions for personal injury shall be brought within five years from the time the injury occurred. This act states that actions for personal injury are to be brought within four years if the cause accrues on or after August 28, 2022, and before August 28, 2023. Actions accruing after August 28, 2023, shall be brought within three years. Actions for assault, battery, or personal injury based on certain sexual offenses are to be brought within five years.

These provisions are similar to HB 2206 (2022), provisions in SS/SB 3 (2021), in HCS/SCS/SB 119 (2021), HB 855 (2021), in HCS/HB 922 (2021), SB 633 (2020), SB 96 (2019), and SB 934 (2018).

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENSES (SECTION 556.036)

Under current law, a prosecution for certain sexual offenses may be commenced at any time.

This act adds the offenses of sexual abuse in the first degree, attempted sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, attempted sexual abuse in the second degree, incest, and attempted incest to those offenses which may be commenced at any time.

This act is identical to SB 425 (2021).

KATIE O'BRIEN