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SOL WINDOW NOW OPEN (2013-2016)

Open window until 2016 for expired claims
SOL vs. perp: None
SOL vs. employer: +2 years from majority = Age 20

Majority Tolling: √ – Age 18
Discovery Tolling: √ – Liberal

Age of Consent: 16

None for most crimes.

2015 Pending Legislation

No pending bills at this time.  View SOL Snapshot

Previously Introduced Legislation

Passed in 2013:

Minnesota Child Victims Act

View Full Bill Text & Tracking H.F. 681

Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

03/06/13: Testimony on Minnesota Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 681

RE: Hearing on Minnesota Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 681, Sexual abuse civil actions limitation period modification (Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 8:15AM)

State SOL News

Rosenblum: Number of sex-abuse allegations is disheartening

I disagree. This avalanche of facts occurred because MN took down SOL barriers and let the truth out. This needs to be done everywhere so we can catch up w the hidden pedophiles. What is more disheartening are the states like PA and NY that are keeping the lid on the truth by stalling on SOL reforms.

This is a first! Watch tomorrow at 1pm CST

Mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Monday to view the Times Editorial Board’s discussion with St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler and St. John’s Abbot John Klassen about the clergy sex abuse scandal and how the Catholic Church can move forward.

More good developments from MN window

Archbishop John Nienstedt to apologize at Edina church http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_24726745/archbishop-john-nienstedt-apologize-at-edina-church By Raya Zimmerman and Dave Orrick Archbishop John Nienstedt, who has faced public criticism following the revelation of sexual abuse cases in his archdiocese, is expected to apologize Sunday at an Edina church. Nienstedt’s plan to deliver the homily at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish […]

Needs to happen in every city!

Minn. archdiocese posts list of accused priests By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press Updated 4:37 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2013 http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Minn-archdiocese-posts-list-of-accused-priests-5036699.php MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Amid mounting public pressure and under order from a court, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday published a list of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors. The […]

Fruits of MN window….

Two Minnesota Catholic dioceses told to release lists of accused priests http://m.startribune.com/?id=234081431 The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the Diocese of Winona, must release the names of 46 priests accused of sexually abusing minors, a Ramsey County District Court judge ruled Monday. He set a deadline of Dec. 17. Article by: […]

More on MN Window

Minnesota Church Lobbied Against New Sex-Abuse Bill By Nina Kate, Tue, November 05, 2013 Churchgoers in Minnesota may not have realized that their tithings would be used to help protect sex offenders, but the Minneapolis StarTribune reports that the Catholic church “spent heavily” to stop legal changes that would lengthen the time during which victims could […]

And MN still passed a window. Fighting access to justice is evil.

Archdiocese led lobby to stop abuse law change Article by: TONY KENNEDY , Star Tribune Updated: November 4, 2013 – 9:17 PM Church spent heavily to prevent expansion of time limit for lawsuits by childhood sexual abuse victims. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was at the forefront of extensive lobbying against efforts to expand the […]