EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS/CHILD SEX ABUSE.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 585 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE FORTY TO COMMENCE AN ACTION.
Intro. by Riddell, Boswell, B. Turner, Williams.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 21 2017)
H 585

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Apr 5 2017 - More information

    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.


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