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CS/SB 1244 — Statutes of Limitation for Offenses Relating to Sexual Performance by a Child

by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Gibson

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill amends s. 775.15, F.S., to provide that there is no time limitation for the prosecution of any offense under s. 827.071(2) or (3), F.S., relating to use of a child in a sexual performance or promoting a sexual performance of a child, if the offender was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense.

The bill provides that the exceptions to the time limitations apply to any offense that is not otherwise barred from prosecution on or before July 1, 2022.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0