ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to end the statute of limitations for civil claims related to child sexual abuse is back before Maryland lawmakers.

The bill is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday in the House Judiciary Committee.

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The measure also would also create a two-year window for victims to file lawsuits, if they could not before due to time limits.

The measure passed the House of Delegates last year.

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However, it stalled in a Senate committee on a tie vote.

Supporters of the measure say changing the law would enable civil lawsuits to bring predators to light.

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