Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1768
By Senator Book
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to statutes of limitations; amending
3 s. 95.11, F.S.; eliminating the statute of limitations
4 period for civil actions for certain sexual offenses;
5 providing applicability; superseding specified
6 requirements for actions against the state or its
7 subdivisions; providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsection (9) of section 95.11, Florida
12 Statutes, is amended to read:
13 95.11 Limitations other than for the recovery of real
14 property.—Actions other than for recovery of real property shall
15 be commenced as follows:
16 (9) SEXUAL
BATTERY OFFENSES ON VICTIMS UNDER AGE 16.—
17 (a) An action related to an act constituting a violation of
18 s. 794.011 involving a victim who was younger than under the age
19 of 16 at the time of the act may be commenced at any time. This
20 paragraph subsection applies to any such action other than one
21 which would have been time barred on or before July 1, 2010.
22 (b)1. Except as provided in paragraph (a), an action
23 related to an act constituting a violation of s. 794.011, s.
24 800.02, s. 800.03, s. 800.101, s. 827.071, s. 847.011(1)(c), s.
25 847.012, s. 847.013, or s. 847.0135 may be commenced at any
26 time. This paragraph applies to any such action other than one
27 that would have been time barred on or before July 1, 2022.
28 2. As to any action against the state or its agencies and
29 subdivisions to which this paragraph applies:
30 a. The time limitation in s. 768.28(6)(a) for presenting a
31 claim in writing to the agency and the Department of Financial
32 Services does not apply and is expressly superseded.
33 b. The limitations period in s. 768.28(14) does not apply
34 and is expressly superseded.
35 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.