Schuitmaker Urges Passage Of Bill To Change Statute Of Limitations

State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is urging the Michigan House to approve legislation that would eliminate the state’s statute of limitations when it comes to certain charges of criminal sexual conduct. The plan passed the Senate in October and is now before a House committee. Schuitmaker tells us the legislation eliminates the statute of limitations for second-degree criminal sexual conduct in which the victim was under 16 years of age. The bill also would increase the statute of limitations for third-degree criminal sexual conduct to 20 years after the offense was committed or the victim’s 31st birthday, whichever is later. Schuitmaker says following the recent rash of sexual misconduct allegations, the law should be changed so victims have a remedy available. Schuitmaker, who is running for state attorney general as a conservative, calls the plan “common sense legislation.”