Bills prompted by Nassar signed into law

Legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar and Michigan State University scandal has been signed into law. The bills, which were signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, say if a sex assault victim is under 18 years old at the time of the crime, a criminal indictment can be filed within 15 years or by the survivor’s 28th birthday, whichever occurs later. The bills also specify that criminal proceedings do not need to be brought for civil action to be filed and that civil action must be brought before the survivor is 28 years old or three years after the victim discovers that they had been a victim of sexual assault. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit is generally a minor victim’s 19th birthday.