Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill that would encourage states by giving them incentives to end the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases.
The bill has been introduced after New York created a bill that allowed survivors of child sexual abuse to sue their attackers in a specific timeframe.
The bill will give states a 5% boost in federal grants that would go towards training officials involved in handling child sexual abuse cases and will be eligible for the funding by ending the statute of limitations.
Seven states currently eliminated the statute of limitations on felony sex crimes: North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
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