May 06, 2006

Abuse bill nears end of the road

Rocky Mountain News

By April M. Washington and Todd Hartman, Rocky Mountain News
May 6, 2006
Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald said she didn't sleep a wink Thursday night.
For weeks she'd worked on a measure that would let childhood victims of past sex assaults sue their alleged abusers.

Her proposal died Thursday afternoon.

And so did a small piece of Fitz-Gerald, a piece that grieves for adults who were molested as children and have never healed.

"We lost a lot last night," said Fitz-Gerald, D-Coal Creek Canyon.

Fitz-Gerald's proposal was an amendment to House Bill 1090. The bill is still alive in the Senate, but its future is doubtful, and its demise could come as early as Monday, when lawmakers hope to adjourn.

Posted by kshaw at May 6, 2006 07:59 AM