AFTER INFIGHTING, COLORADO LAWMAKERS REVIVE EFFORTS TO GIVE CHILD SEX ASSAULT SURVIVORS UNLIMITED TIME TO SUE ABUSERS. A similar effort last year failed after proponents of the legislation couldn’t agree about whether to challenge the state constitution in the hopes of giving past victims of abuse a window to take legal action

February 25, 2021
Jesse Paul
Colorado Sun

Colorado lawmakers are once again debating whether to give recent and future victims of child sexual assault unlimited time to sue their abusers after a similar effort failed last year because of infighting among proponents of the policy change.

Senate Bill 73 cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday, unanimously passing the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Victims of child sexual assault have just six years after they turn 18 to sue their abusers. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate that restriction. The measure would apply to people