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.

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.

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.

(© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply