Childhood sexual abuse; statute of limitations. (HB1892)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Childhood sexual abuse; statute of limitations. Clarifies that the discovery rule used to determine when a cause of action for childhood sexual abuse accrues applies when the fact of the injury and its causal connection to the abuse is first communicated to the injured person. The provisions of this bill are declarative of existing law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100137D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Passed by for the day
01/29/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Placed on Calendar
02/15/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1892ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 292 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.