House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.
Amends proposed GS 1-56(b) (exempting civil child sexual abuse cases from the 10-year statute of limitation) and Section 4 of the bill (reviving civil child sexual abuse actions) to replace the term "civil action for child sexual abuse" with "a civil action against a defendant for sexual abuse suffered while the plaintiff was under 18 years of age."
Adds a severability clause.
Bill H 585 (2017-2018)Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - View summary
Bill H585 (2017-2018)Summary date: Apr 5 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 1-17 to authorize plaintiffs to file civil actions against a defendant for sexual abuse suffered while the plaintiff was under 18 years of age, until the plaintiff reaches 40 years of age.
Makes conforming changes to GS 1-52 and GS 1-56.
Effective from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018, this act revives any civil action for child sexual abuse otherwise time-barred under GS 1-52 as it existed immediately before the enactment of this act.
Except as otherwise provided, effective October 1, 2017, and applies to civil actions commenced on or after that date.