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After infighting, Colorado lawmakers revive effort to give child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers

“There was always an appetite to try to address the decades-old, well-documented history of child sexual abuse and institutional cover up in Colorado,” said Raana Simmons, public affairs director for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “The problem, I think, was just how do we do it.”

That’s where Senate Bill 88 comes in. It’s seen as a compromise that aids survivors of historic abuse while giving institutions the ability to right their wrongs in a way that the sponsors feel doesn’t violate the constitution. It also won’t threaten the effort to eliminate the statute of limitations going forward because it’s totally separate legislation.

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