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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

Great editorial for MN SOL reform!

Advocates for the sexually abused say it takes years, often decades, for people to overcome the shame they feel and to summon the strength to come forward and talk about what happened to them when they were children. By that time, it’s often too late. Minnesota’s civil statutes require child sex-abuse lawsuits to be filed […]

Remove limit on child sex abuse in MN

Most state lawbooks contain statutes of limitations, setting limits on how much time can pass before states can no longer charge a person with a crime, or a person can no longer file a civil suit. After three years, or seven years, or whatever, form some offenses it’s time to move on. There are exemptions, […]

MN House Bill read for 2nd time!

HF 681 was read for the second time, and amended at the Minnesota House of Representatives (Source: Journal of the House) H. F. No. 681, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; changing the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 541.073. Reported the same back with the following amendments: Page 1, line […]

Shattuck case becomes focal point in bill to aid sexual abuse victims

Madeleine Baran of MPR links the Shattuck sex abuse case with legislation moving in St. Paul: “The child sexual abuse allegations involving a Shattuck-St. Mary’s teacher have become a focal point for state lawmakers backing a bill that would make it easier for victims of past abuse to file lawsuits against institutions that failed to protect them. […]

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)