Summary: S.2895 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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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.