Honorable Joan Huffman, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3809 by Goldman (Relating to the accrual of and limitations periods for personal injury claims that arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to extend the statute of limitations for bringing a civil suit for personal injury to 30 years after the date a cause of action accrues in certain criminal sexual offenses against a child if an injury arose and a person brings the suit solely against the individual or individuals who committed the conduct. The bill would also provide that cause of action accrues on the last day the conduct occurs in an action where an injury did not result in death. Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished using existing resources.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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