The California Legislature on Sept. 12 sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that would almost completely remove the statute of limitations on child sex assault claims.
Victims of childhood sexual assault are currently not able to bring any civil claims if they are over the age of 40. Assembly Bill 452, authored by Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay), would remove that age limit.
The change would not be retroactive. If signed by Newsom, it would only apply for conduct that occurred after Jan. 1, 2024.
“This common sense legislation puts abusers and the institutions that harbor them on notice that California won’t tolerate childhood sexual