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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 657         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 633

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William N. Brownsberger

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act extending the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Anthony W. Petruccelli

First Suffolk and Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 657        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 633

By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of William N. Brownsberger, Harriette L. Chandler, Katherine M. Clark, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act extending the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 258 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after the word “section”, in line 7, the following words:- “; provided, however, that a civil action against a public employer  that is subject to section 4C of chapter 260 shall not require presentment of such claim as defined in this section within 2 years after the date upon which the action arose but shall require presentment of such claim no later than 9 months prior to filing such complaint in a court of law.

              SECTION 2. Said section 4 of chapter 258, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “accrued”, in line 13, the following words:- “;except for an action that is subject to section 4C of chapter 260.”

              SECTION 3. Section 3A of chapter 260 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “accrues” in line 3 the following:- “; except for an action that is subject to section 4C of chapter 260.”

              SECTION 4. Section 4C of chapter 260 of the General Laws, as appearing in the in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word “three” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 37.

              SECTION 5. Sections 1 through 4 shall apply to any action pending on or commenced after the effective date, regardless of the date of the acts giving rise to the action. 

              SECTION 6. The effective date of this statute shall be July 1, 2013.

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