HB0642 (CH0012)

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Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of Limitations and Required Findings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Wilson, C.


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 12

Synopsis:Altering the statute of limitations on civil actions arising out of an alleged incident or incidents of sexual abuse that occurred while the victim was a minor; establishing a statute of repose for specified civil actions relating to child sexual abuse; providing that, in a specified action filed more than a specified number of years after the victim reaches the age of majority, damages may be awarded against a person or governmental entity that is not an alleged perpetrator only under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates C. Wilson, Angel, Atterbeary, Bromwell, Folden, C. Howard, and Moon
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0505
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Age of Majority -see also- Minors
Child Abuse and Neglect
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Statutes of Limitation
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(5-117, 5-304)
Article - State Government

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.