Legislation

As we advocate for dozens of childhood sexual abuse survivors, we are also working with our elected officials to enact changes to laws that affect survivors and increase the statute of limitations for failure to report child abuse. Join us in support of these changes.

2020 Session:

There are dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse, and a clear pattern of cover-up and failure to report by Presentation High officials, but no legal way to hold these offenders accountable. We working with state legislators to change/create laws to do so.

2019 Session:

  • Assembly Bill 218 (Fletcher): To give victims of childhood sexual assault more time to bring cases in civil court due to the unique situation of these victims, and take a hard stance against individuals and entities engaged in covering up evidence. PASSED. Effective January 1, 2020.
  • Senate Bill 709 (Morrell): To stop schools from “passing the trash” to other schools and better protect students from educators guilty of sex abuse who jump from school to school.

2018 Session:

  • Assembly Bill 2302 (Baker): To lengthen the statute of limitations on failure to report child sexual abuse from one year to five years. PASSED in 2018. Effective January 1, 2019.
  • Assembly Bill 3120 (Fletcher): To eliminate the civil statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual assault. VETOED in 2018.
  • Senate Bill 1456 (Morrell): To stop schools from “passing the trash” to other schools. Died in committee in 2018. Being revised for 2019 legislative cycle.