Bill Eliminating Statute of Limitations on Violent Offenses Becomes Law Denver – Today, Senate Bill 59, sponsored by Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) and signed by the governor on March 21st, went into effect in Colorado. The new law eliminates the statute of limitations for violent felonies, such as bur glary or kidnapping, which accompany a sexual assault. “As of today, sexual predators will be prose cuted to the fullest extent of the law, for all crimes committed, regardless of how much time passes,” said Lawrence.”Women across Colorado can feel confident that justice will be served for e very crime associated with a sexual assault against them.” With the law going into effect today, th e statute of limitations for violent felonies accompanying sexual crimes is eliminated, ensuring all such fe lonies committed during a sexual assault can be prosecuted. The law applies to all offenses committed on or after July 1, 2011. :

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