H.R.1035 - Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] (Introduced 02/14/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1035 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/14/2017)
Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2017
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.