HB277: Well-Intentioned, but Troubling

One of the near-certainties of the legislative process¬†is that you’re likely to get laws that have the best of intentions with poor execution. When “it’s for the children” is one of the primary selling points, those odds would make a Vegas bookie very nervous. It looks a lot like HB277 is one of those bills. It intends to remove the statute of limitations on civil actions for child sexual abuse. These are certainly terrible crimes, but this change is very likely to punish more innocent people than guilty ones. We…