S.30 - Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/04/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S61) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.30 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/04/2017)
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.