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2009 House Bill 5033: Revise statute of limitations law
Introduced by Rep. Dan Scripps (D) on June 2, 2009
To apply the "tolling" of statute of limitations for criminal offences actions against minor children or the "insane," so that this "stopping the clock" provision applies to actions arising under any state statute, including lawsuits permitted under the no-fault auto insurance law. The bill also adds a definition of “insane” for purposes of this statute: “suffering under a condition of mental derangement that prevents the sufferer from comprehending rights he or she is otherwise bound to know, regardless of whether the individual has been judicially declared to be insane”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 2, 2009
Reported in the House on June 3, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on June 9, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that that does not include insurance code lawsuits within its scope.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 9, 2009
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2009
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on June 11, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 2, 2010
To not revise the statute of limitations law, but instead use the bill as a "vehicle" to study the state's indigent criminal defendant defense system.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 2, 2010
To create a state "Indigent Defense Council" to study and make recommendations for overhauling the state's system for courts appointing a lawyer for criminal defendant's who can't afford to hire one.
Received in the House on December 3, 2010

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