Maryland Delegates Are Working to Strengthen Statutes for Childhood Abuse Victims
Maryland Delegates Are Proposing a New Bill
There is a groundswell happening all around the country. State-level politicians and non-governmental organizations are working together in numerous states to make it easier for the victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice. Delegates here in the Maryland General Assembly are also a part of this movement as they work to extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims in civil trials.
Last year, after members of the Maryland House of Delegates, proposed and passed the bill, it was then shut down in the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Therefore, that bill never received a vote by the full Maryland Senate. We considered it a disappointing outcome. But we are hopeful things will turn out differently this year.
As Maryland House Bill 974, which aims to extend the statute of limitations for all victims of childhood sexual abuse to the age of 41, makes its way through the Maryland General Assembly, we will be monitoring it every step of the way.
Now that the Senate Judicial Committee has new leadership, our hope here at The Yost Legal Group is that the efforts of the House of Delegates won’t go to waste.
Everyone deserves justice, especially the victims of sexual abuse.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of childhood sexual abuse, you may have a case. Call the experienced attorneys at The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW for a free initial consultation. We will help you find the answer.