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Relating to the limitations period for personal injury claims that arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3809 would increase the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action related to sexual assault of a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child or continuous sexual abuse of a child from 15 to 30 years.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 3809 as it does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles. Statutes of limitations are important because they help protect people from being subject to civil or criminal penalties for long-ago offenses that are difficult if not impossible to substantiate. We do not have a basis to determine whether the increased statute of limitations proposed by this bill is appropriate so we remain cautiously neutral.