Judiciary Committee advances Time’s Up Act

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A bill that would abolish Connecticut’s statute of limitations on rape clears a major hurdle at the Capitol.

The Judiciary Committee passed the Time’s Up Act on Wednesday.

The bill would put no limit on when victims in most sex assault cases can come forward to pursue charges.

Related: Senate Dems propose “Time’s Up Act” in wake of sexual misconduct scandals

Right now, the statute of limitation in connecticut is just 5 years or less.

45 states have a longer statute of limitation than Connecticut.

Web Extra: Judiciary Committee “Times Up Act” vote tally sheet

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