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SB 0287 - Limitations on Prosecution; statute of limitations on the offenses of rape; revise

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Harold Jones
Last Action: 3/2/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Senate Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 287 amends Chapter 3 of Title 17 of the OCGA to eliminate the 15-year statute of limitations for the prosecution of forcible rape crimes. The prosecution for rape, aggravated sodomy, and aggravated sexual battery may commence at any time.

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