To apply the "tolling" of statute of limitations for criminal offences actions against minor children or the "insane," so that this "stopping the clock" provision applies to actions arising under any state statute, including lawsuits permitted under the no-fault auto insurance law. The bill also adds a definition of “insane” for purposes of this statute: “suffering under a condition of mental derangement that prevents the sufferer from comprehending rights he or she is otherwise bound to know, regardless of whether the individual has been judicially declared to be insane”.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary
Reported without amendment
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that that does not include insurance code lawsuits within its scope.
The substitute failed by voice vote
Passed in the House 107 to 1
Referred to the Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
To not revise the statute of limitations law, but instead use the bill as a "vehicle" to study the state's indigent criminal defendant defense system.
The substitute passed by voice vote
Passed in the Senate 20 to 12
To create a state "Indigent Defense Council" to study and make recommendations for overhauling the state's system for courts appointing a lawyer for criminal defendant's who can't afford to hire one.