SB 416
Modifies provisions relating to civil actions for childhood sexual abuse
Sponsor:
LR Number:
0308S.03I
Committee:
Last Action:
1/4/2023 - S First Read
Journal Page:
S68
Title:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 416 - Currently, a civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse shall be brought within ten years after the victim reaches the age of twenty-one or within three years of the victim discovering that the injury or illness was caused by childhood sexual abuse, whichever is later. This act removes the statute of limitations and provides that an action for childhood sexual abuse or actions against nonperpetrator defendants in actions brought pursuant to this act shall be commenced at any time.

Furthermore, this act modifies the offenses included in the definition of "childhood sexual abuse" and defines the term "actions against nonperpetrator defendants" as any action or claim to recover damages brought against a nonperpetrator defendant by any person alleging negligent or intentional failure to supervise a person that commits childhood sexual abuse, or that the nonperpetrator defendant's conduct caused or contributed to the childhood sexual abuse by another person including, but not limited to, wrongful conduct, neglect or default in supervision, hiring, employment, training, monitoring, or failure to report, or the concealment of childhood sexual abuse.

This act shall apply to any action commenced on or after August 28, 2023, including those that would have been barred by the application of the statute of limitations prior to August 28, 2023.

This act is similar to SB 1084 (2022).

KATIE O'BRIEN

Amendments

No Amendments Found.