California Senate passes child abuse statute of limitations reform

Great news for child abuse survivors in California.  The State Senate passed a new “window” provision that allows child abuse victims to bring suit for one year, even if their claims had been previously barred.  The bill is going to be sent to the Governor, who has indicated he will sign it.  This brings California in line with Hawaii in allowing a window for all victims to bring claims.  These windows are necessary when a statute of limitations for child abuse changes, since survivors who were barred under earlier versions of the statutes would otherwise be excluded from relief.  On behalf of survivors everywhere, thank you California legislators; your example is one to be imitated.

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