COLUMBUS –State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today introduced bipartisan legislation, “Scout’s Honor Law,” to enable Ohio-based claimants against the bankruptcy estate of the Boy Scouts of America to recover 100% of their settlement, as opposed to the 30-45% share that they are slated to get if the Ohio statute of limitation on civil claims for such damages is not extended.
“Everyone deserves justice, whether they are a victim of childhood sexual abuse, survivor of sexual assault or experience any type of sexual violence,” said Rep. Miranda. “The Scout’s Honor Law” upholds our commitment of justice and accountability in ensuring that all Ohioans receive the compensation they deserve. This is only a beginning step in our fight to expand opportunities for survivors of sexual violence and abuse to seek justice.”
This bill will abolish the civil statute of limitations for damages for victims of child sexual abuse in the event of bankruptcy settlements, which will allow claimants in this case whose abuse occurred in Ohio to receive the maximum possible payment from the trust.
The legislation awaits a bill number and assignment to a House committee.