Civil Statutes of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Offenses


Majority, yes. Cal Code Civ Proc § 340.1(a) (…the date plaintiff attain majority).

Discovery Tolling

Yes, liberal.

Civ. Proc. Code § 340.1(a) (“…the date the plaintiff discovers or reasonably should have discovered that psychological injury or illness occurring after the age of majority was caused by the sexual abuse”);

2014 Enacted Legislation:

    • CA      Senate Bill S.B. 926 (eliminating criminal SOL)


2014 Vetoed Legislation:

    • CA      Senate Bill S.B. 924 (extending civil SOL) (Gov. Jerry Brown)





Testimony & Constitutional Analysis


The Constitutionality of S.B. 131, An Act Relating to Damages: childhood sexual abuse: The bishops are fond of saying SB131 is unconstitutional.  That is untrue, and here is my analysis.

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