Bill Summary for H 37 (2019-2020)

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Feb 6 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 37 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 6, 2019
AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE THIRTY-EIGHT TO COMMENCE AN ACTION AND TO REQUIRE TRAINING ON CHILD SEX ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Intro. by Riddell, White, Torbett, B. Turner.

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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 45 years of age.

Makes conforming changes to GS 1-52 and GS 1-56.

Effective from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 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 when the act becomes law and applies to civil actions commenced on or after that date.

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