98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced 2/6/2013, by Sen. Terry Link
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
735 ILCS 5/13-202.2
from Ch. 110, par. 13-202.2
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Replaces the provisions of the
Section concerning actions for damages for personal injury based on
childhood sexual abuse with language providing that an action for damages
based on childhood sexual abuse may be commenced at any time. Provides that
the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to actions pending on the
effective date of the Act and to actions commenced on or after that date.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 13-202.2 as follows:
(735 ILCS 5/13-202.2)
(from Ch. 110, par. 13-202.2)
Childhood sexual abuse.
(a) In this Section:
"Childhood sexual abuse" means an act of sexual
occurs when the person abused is under 18 years of age.
"Sexual abuse" includes but is not limited to sexual
conduct and sexual
penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of
the Criminal Code of 2012.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an
action for damages
for personal injury based on childhood
abuse must be commenced within 20 years of the date the
begins to run under subsection (d) or within
20 years of
the date the person abused
discovers or through the
use of reasonable diligence should discover both
act of childhood sexual abuse occurred and (ii) that the injury
by the childhood sexual abuse.
The fact that the
person abused discovers or through the use of reasonable
diligence should discover that the act of childhood sexual