The New Jersey Senate and Assembly have approved a bill lifting the civil statute of limitations on certain sexual offenses. The bill now heads to Governor Murphy’s office to sign so it can become law.
Specifically, the legislation would allow child victims to sue up until they turn 55 or within seven years of their first realization that the abuse caused harm. Currently, the law currently limits this range to two years. In addition, the bill would grant adult victims seven years to sue from the discovery of the abuse.