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2018 Senate Bill 875: Expand grounds for sexual misconduct-related lawsuit against the state
Introduced by Sen. Margaret O'Brien R-Portage on February 27, 2018
To create exceptions to limitations on filing a claim against the state for sexual misconduct committed against a minor, including time limits for filing such a claim. Under the bill there would be no time limit, and claims could be brought in a manner that protected the victim's identity.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 27, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 1, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 14, 2018
To make the bill retroactive to 1997, not 1993.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 14, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Patrick Colbeck R-Canton Township on March 14, 2018
To eliminate the retroactivity provisions of the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 14, 2018
To create exceptions to limitations on filing a claim against the state for sexual misconduct committed against a minor, including time limits for filing such a claim. Under the bill there would be no time limit, and claims could be brought in a manner that protected the victim's identity. The provisions for minors would be retroactive to 1997.
Received in the House on March 15, 2018
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on March 15, 2018

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