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S. 3103: Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to eliminate the statute of limitations for the filing of a civil claim for any person who, while a minor, was a victim of a violation of section 1589, 1590, 1591, 2241(c), 2242, 2243, 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, 2260, 2421, 2422, or 2423 of such title.

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Length: 1 page
Oct 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 16, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 16, 2022.

Pub.L. 117-176

9 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Durbin, Blackburn Bill to Support Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Headed to President's Desk
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] (Sponsor) on Sep 13, 2022

Blackburn, Durbin Bill To Support Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Headed To President’s Desk
    — Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 15, 2022

House Passes Reschenthaler Bill to Help Victims of Child Sex Abuse and Sex Trafficking Seek Justice
    — Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14] on Sep 14, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 3103 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 8061: Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022

Introduced on Jun 14, 2022. 98% incorporated. (compare text)


Oct 28, 2021

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Feb 3, 2022
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 10, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Mar 2, 2022
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 9, 2022
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 9, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 13, 2022
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 16, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3103 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3103. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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