On May 24th, Governor Phil Scott signed H. 74 An Act Relating to Domestic and Sexual Violence into law. This comprehensive bill:
- Creates a Bill of Rights for sexual assault survivors
- Updates the emergency relief from abuse statute
- Eliminates the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault
- Protects the Rape Victim’s Right to Child Custody
- Updates in statute the misdemeanor crime of sexual violence
Read the network’s full press release with details on this legislation here.