New Bill would end statute of limitations on reporting sexual battery on a minor in Florida

Aug 23, 2019 | by Florida Action Committee

A new bill in Florida would end the time limit a minor would have to report sexual battery. SB 170, sponsored by Sen. Linda Stewart and a companion bill in the House, HB 69 was sponsored by Rep, Tracie Davis.

“The bill was inspired by women such as Donna Hedrick, who was abused by a teacher and buried her secret for more than 40 years, and numerous others who could have reported and possibly stopped notorious repeat offenders such as Jeffery Epstein had the statute of limitations not run,” a press release from Stewart said.

A copy of the Bill can be read here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/170/BillText/Filed/PDF

Updated: August 23, 2019 — 12:41 pm

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