Dallas-area Lawmaker's Powerful Sex-abuse Bill Moves Forward in Original Form

This column is developing and will be updated when more information becomes available.In a huge victory for sexual-abuse survivors and all of us who care about those women and men, the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday unanimously approved original smart legislation from state Rep. Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth, that expanded the time frame for civil action against perpetrators.Becky Leach, the wife of state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, drove momentum on HB 3809, which would double the amount of time allowed to victims to pursue a lawsuit against someone who sexually abused them as a child.  Continue reading...

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