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S 0075 - Increases the time period for a person to commence an action to recover damages for sexual abuse

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy (D)
Last Action: 1/12/2021 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Raises the age limit and increases the time period for a person to commence an action against a political subdivision for alleged sexual abuse.

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S 0075 General Bill, By Malloy
Summary: Sexual abuse or incest
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-3-555 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR AN ACTION TO RECOVER DAMAGES FOR AN INJURY ARISING OUT OF AN ACT OF SEXUAL ABUSE OR INCEST, TO RAISE THE AGE LIMITATION AND INCREASE THE TIME PERIOD DURING WHICH A PERSON MAY COMMENCE AN ACTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS SHALL CONTROL IF THERE IS A CONFLICT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ACTION THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE TIME-BARRED MAY BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-110 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA TORT CLAIMS ACT, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION TO THE TWO-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR ACTIONS RELATING TO TORT CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 159)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 159)



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