House passes bill that eliminates statute of limitations for child sex abuse

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A file photo of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — In a unanimous vote, the state House has passed a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits in cases of child sex abuse.

The House voted Monday on HB277 after emotional statements from Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan.

“Every day 22-year-olds are losing the right to make the perpetrator bear the cost of their actions,” he told his colleagues on the House floor.

Because the bill passed with more than a two-thirds majority, it would become law upon passage from the Senate and signature from the governor.