Maryland delegate’s effort to allow child abuse lawsuits clears hurdle
The first two times he did that, the Charles County Democrat saw his proposal die in a House committee without even being called for a vote.
But this year, he may have prevailed. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved legislation to let victims file lawsuits until they’re 38 years old — 13 years later than current law allows. And Thursday morning, the full House advanced Wilson’s bill to a final vote.
“I had no idea it was going to pass” out of committee, Wilson said. “I figured I would fight every year.”