H. R. 7305
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 24, 2020
Mr. Cartwright (for himself, Mr. Raskin, and Ms. Schakowsky) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To toll statutes of limitations during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Federal Emergency Judicial Tolling Act.
Tolling statutes of limitations during the COVID-19 emergency period
The COVID-19 emergency period shall not be considered for purposes of a statute of limitations for any action described under subsection (b).
An action described under this subsection is—
a criminal action for an offense under Federal law, in the case that the statute of limitations applicable to the offense had not run as of the date of enactment of this Act; and
a civil action under Federal law.
COVID-19 emergency period defined
COVID-19 emergency period means the period beginning on January 31, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020.