Committee Votes to Send Crime Bill to Study Group

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A bill to remove the statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and sex crimes against children has been sent to a study group by a Senate committee.

The Judiciary Committee voted Monday to have the Kansas Judicial Council review the legislation and offer suggestions for lawmakers next year.

Committee member Les Donovan said while the bill is an effort to get tough on crime, legislators should be careful in taking such a big step.

The bill removes the statute of limitations on prosecuting rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent liberties with a child, aggravated sodomy and sodomy.

The statute of limitations already doesn't apply to murder, terrorism or illegal use of weapons of mass destruction.


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