CHILD USA’S WEEKLY SOL UPDATE
CHILD USA’s Weekly SOL Update
May 29, 2020
SOL reform bills are starting to move through state legislatures again. In 2020 already, and despite significant disruption by COVID-19, 6 states have new SOL laws for child sex abuse, and 29 states and the federal government introduced SOL reform bills.
New York was successful in passing a 1-year extension to the child victims act revival window that is awaiting Governor Cuomo’s approval!
In Arizona there was progress on a criminal sex trafficking SOL bill and in Colorado a bill to eliminate the civil SOL for child sex abuse lawsuits passed in the House.
Passed in House and Senate – Awaiting Governor’s Approval
New York – bill extending the child victims act revival window for 1-year to be open until August 13, 2021 passed in the House and Senate on 5/27 (SB 7082)
Passed in House – Now moving to Senate
Colorado – bill eliminating civil SOL for child sex abuse claims passed in House on 5/27 (HB 1296)