Introduced by Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R) on February 27, 2018 To eliminate the time limit in the statute of limitations on prosecuting second degree criminal sexual conduct offenses in which the victim is a minor, and extend the time limit for prosecuting third degree CSC against a minor to 30 years, or until the victim's 48th birthday, whichever comes later. Limits would also be extended in cases where an unknown offender is later identified by DNA evidence. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 27, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 1, 2018 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on March 15, 2018
Reported in the House on May 23, 2018 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D) on May 24, 2018 To adopt a version of the bill with a longer statute of limitations.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 24, 2018
Passed 108 to 1 in the House on May 24, 2018. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To extend the statute of limitations on prosecuting second and third degree criminal sexual conduct offenses in which the victim is a minor to 15 years after the offense is committed, or the alleged victim’s 28th birthday. In cases where an unknown offender is later identified by DNA evidence the statute of limitations would extend 15 years after the identification.