Texas Senate Restores Key Part of Child Sex Abuse Bill - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Texas Senate Restores Key Part of Child Sex Abuse Bill

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy This Fall
    NBCDFW.com

    The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions.

    Senate lawmakers approved the legislation unanimously on Tuesday after former Olympic and U.S. national team gymnasts urged legislators last week to include the provision House lawmakers had quietly removed.

    The revised Senate version would allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to bring a civil lawsuit against their abuser and institutions up to 30 years after their 18th birthday.

    A push to expand statute of limitations laws for child sex abuse victims is underway in statehouses nationwide amid lawsuits against large institutions like the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America and USA Gymnastics.

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Struggles to Name Supporters

    [NATL] Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Struggles to Name Supporters

    In a live interview with Fox, he falsely claims that Javier Jiménez, the Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, supports his effort to stay in office.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android