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H.R. 6036: Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016

Title: Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016

Introduced: Sep 15, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Summary: Extending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise the statute of limitations for a victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sexual offense to file a civil action to recover damages. Under current law, the statute of limitations is 10 years from the date the cause of action arose. This bill sets a 10-year statute of limitations from the date the victim discovers the offense or injury. Additionally, it extends the statute of limitations for a minor victim of a federal sex offense to file a civil action to 10 years (currently 3 years) from the date such individual reaches age 18.

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