Note: Wisconsin Senate Bill 345, otherwise known as the Child Victims Act, was introduced in December of 2011. It removes the statute of limitations on bringing damages against a perpetrator of child sexual abuse. Current Wisconsin law precludes a victim/survivor from filing suit after the age of 35 years old. The bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations, where it has been sitting since December. This was testimony written with the intent to deliver it to the committee at a public hearing on the bill. Unfortunately, with about a week left to go in the legislative session Committee Chair Zipperer has still not scheduled the bill for a hearing. Please contact him or other committee members to ask that this bill gets a public hearing and moves out of committee.