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2018 Senate Bill 872: Extend statute of limitations on criminal sexual conduct suits
Introduced by Sen. David Knezek (D) on February 27, 2018
To extend to 30 years the statute of limitations on filing a civil lawsuit related to criminal sexual conduct offenses, or until a victim who was a minor turns 48 years of age. This would apply retroactively and would not require that any criminal prosecution or other legal action was ever brought as a result of an alleged offense.   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.
Amendment offered by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on March 14, 2018
To remove a provision making the bill retroactive for offenses committed after 1996.
The amendment failed 9 to 26 in the Senate on March 14, 2018.
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Passed 28 to 7 in the Senate on March 14, 2018.
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To extend to 10 years the statute of limitations on filing a civil lawsuit related to criminal sexual conduct offenses, or if the victim was a minor, until the individual turns 48 years of age, with some narrow exceptions. This would apply retroactively to offenses committed after 1996, and would not require that any criminal prosecution or other legal action was ever brought as a result of an alleged offense. Alleged victims would have to file suits within one year after the bill becomes law.
Received in the House on March 15, 2018
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-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on May 24, 2018
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 24, 2018
Passed 99 to 10 in the House on May 24, 2018.
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To extend the statute of limitations to 10 years on filing civil lawsuits related to criminal sexual conduct offenses, or if the victim was a minor, until the individual turns 28 years of age. This would be retroactive for cases going back to 1997 that match the profile of offenses committed by convicted MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar, except a victim would have to file a suit within three months of the bill becoming law.
Received in the Senate on May 29, 2018
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on May 29, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.

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