Victims of childhood sexual abuse in Nebraska would have more time to sue their attackers under a bill from Omaha State Senator Pete Pirsch. He stated this bill seeks to help victims who endured abuse but have not yet reported it or come to terms with this horrible experience. He says actions against the victims change their lives forever.
Pirsch’s bill would extend the time frame to file a lawsuit to 12 years after a victim turns 21. This will allow a victim more time to come to terms with what happened to them. The current law in place gives victims four years to sue. The bill will not apply to cases that have already expired.
Lawmakers gave first round approval today.