Two measures dealing with the prosecution and civil litigation of sex crimes against children were passed by the House Monday as a legislative deadline looms this week. Representatives Carol Bush and Kevin McDugle co-authored House Bill 1468 and House Bill 1470.
HB 1468 removes the requirement that the victim notify law enforcement within 12 years after the discovery of the crime. A person found filing a false report of a past crime would be subject to a felony charge.
HB 1470 extends the statute of limitation for civil suits concerning victims of childhood sexual abuse or exploitation to the victim’s 45th birthday.
McDugle explains in the video below why he is backing the legislation.