S.2895 - Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 04/28/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2895 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/28/2016)
Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016
This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise the statute of limitations for a victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sexual offense to file a civil action to recover damages.
Under current law, the statute of limitations is 10 years from the date the cause of action arose. This bill sets a 10-year statute of limitations from the date the victim discovers the offense or injury.
Additionally, it extends the statute of limitations for a minor victim of a federal sex offense to file a civil action to 10 years (currently 3 years) from the date such individual reaches age 18.