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

We know this only because of MN window

St. Louis Archbishop Carlson implicated in child sex abuse claim in Minnesota By Jesse Bogan 314-340-8255 St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson didn’t report a clergy sex abuse claim to police in the 1980s when he was a leader with the Roman Catholic Church in Minnesota, according to a lawsuit filed there Tuesday. And the […]

This is what happens when a window is passed

Top deputy of archdiocese resigns amidst scandal ST. PAUL, Minn. – The top deputy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis resigned his post Thursday as concerns grow over the church’s approach to sex abuse cases involving clergy. The Rev. Peter Laird explained his sudden departure as vicar general in a statement posted on […]

Benefit of SOL reform: secret files prove diocese not following child protection policies!

Archdiocese knew of priest’s sexual misbehavior, yet kept him in ministry By Madeleine Baran, MPR News September 23, 2013 Listen To The story Sept. 23, 2013 The archdiocese knew about Wehmeyer’s troubles, yet allowed him to be a pastor. Curtis Wehmeyer kept his white 2006 camper parked outside Blessed Sacrament Church in St. Paul where […]

New Files Could Shed Light on Boy Scouts Abuse (Seattle Times)

New files may detail sex abuse within Boy Scouts Confidential files turned over for a lawsuit set to go to trial in Minnesota may shed new light on the problem of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America. By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MOST POPULAR COMMENTS HIDE / SHOW COMMENTS No comments have been posted […]

Window = access to justice

Ex-Scouts allege sex abuse by Rochester area troop leader Article by: ROSE FRENCH , Star Tribune Two lawsuits filed Monday in Rochester mark the first sexual abuse complaints brought against the Boy Scouts under a new Minnesota law allowing victims to sue for abuse alleged to have happened decades ago. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, one of […]

Awards reception honoring Rep. Simon and Senator Latz

The National Center for Victims of Crime will have an awards reception on June 20th in Minneapolis to honor Rep. Simon and Sen. Latz for their work in securing passage of the Minnesota Child Victims Act.  PLEASE JOIN THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME IN HONORING Representative Steve Simon AND Senator Ron Latz WITH THE CHILD PROTECTION AWARD FOR THEIR […]

Great editorial on MN window– it is all about access to justice!

In a resounding display of bipartisanship, the Minnesota Legislature has allowed childhood sexual abuse victims a chance to seek justice that was once denied. The Child Victims Act, which passed the Senate unanimously and the House by an overwhelming 123-3 vote, lifts the civil statute of limitations that prevented anyone 24 or older from filing […]

Minnesota Media Advisory: First civil lawsuit to be filed under the Minnesota Child Victims Act

Media Advisory, May 28, 2013, St. Paul News Conference Wednesday  First civil lawsuit to be filed under the Minnesota Child Victims Act: Imperative to the public safety of Minnesotans,complaint seeks the release of the names of 46 priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona  What:  At a news conference on Wednesday in St. Paul, prominent clergy abuse […]

MN passes first window since Hawaii and first of 2013!! Hello justice for MN survivors!

MN passes first window since Hawaii and first of 2013!!  Hello justice for MN survivors! 1.)   ‘eliminated’ civil statutes of limitations for sexual abuse of minors 2.)   ‘established’ open courthouse doors for adults sexually exploited by clergy 3.)   ‘eliminated’ institutional protections for enabling sexual abuse of minors   The Minnesota Child Victims Act is now […]

First window since Hawaii April 2012 is passed in MN! Good for MN survivors!

First window since Hawaii’s in 2012 passed full MN legislature today!   Just waiting for Gov’s signature! Congrats to the MN survivors!  And to NCVC, which partnered w Anderson, Advocates to spearhead the effort! 🙂 View Bill Text: