MEDIA ADVISORY: Amended version of Griffey’s bill to eliminate statute of limitations for sex crimes scheduled for Senate committee hearing Feb. 19

An amended version of Rep. Dan Griffey's House Bill 1155 is scheduled for a public hearing in the state Senate Law and Justice Committee at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

The new language would eliminate the statute of limitations only for rape of a child and child molestation, both in the first degree.

Griffey's original version of the bill would allow prosecutors to bring charges at any time after the commission of certain sex crimes, including rape and rape of a child, child molestation, and sexual exploitation of a minor. Currently, Washington's statute of limitations laws differ depending on the age of the victim, the crime committed, and other factors.

Last Thursday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed the bill 90-8. It has been scheduled for an executive session, during which the bill will be voted on by members of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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