Hetherington testifies before Georgia House Judiciary Committee

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Assistant Clinical Professor & Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington testified as an expert before the Georgia House Judiciary Gunter Subcommittee at their hearing on House Bill 109. This bill would extend the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims in Georgia from age 23 to 38 or within four years of the date the survivor discovered that the abuse caused the resulting harms. HB 109 would also open a one-year retroactive window under which survivors who were previously barred would be able to bring claims under certain circumstances.

Also testifying at the hearing were alumni Marlan B. Wilbanks (J.D.'86) and Darren W. Penn (J.D.'94).