FLORIDA BILL GIVING MINORS MORE TIME TO REPORT SEX CRIMES GAINS MOMENTUM. “There are some glitches in the statute”
October 22, 2019
ABC Action News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A push to give minors more time to report sex crimes is getting some momentum in the Florida Senate.
The Criminal Justice Committee unanimously supported SB 170, Tuesday morning.
It would eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual battery victims 18 and under. The current range in Florida is between four to eight years, depending on victim age and severity of a crime.
It’s creator, Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), felt something more clear was needed than the patchwork of laws the state is currently using.