Bill to ease sex abuse statute of limitations nears vote

Senator Vitale

Associated Press | February 14, 2019 |

 

The legislation would allow child victims to sue up until they turn 55 or within seven years of their first realization that the abuse caused them harm.

TRENTON — Victims of childhood sexual abuse in New Jersey could soon join those in other states who have benefited from legislation that loosens restrictions on when they can seek damages in court.

State Sen. Joseph Vitale and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, both Democrats, announced Thursday that a bill extending the statute of limitations on civil claims is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate judiciary committee early next month.

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