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“We know that when violators get away with this type of act, they often feel emboldened to continue,” said Stewart. “We want to give law enforcement the tools they need in order to stop this type of behavior in its tracks.”
The state Senate Criminal Justice Committee advanced Stewart’s bill without opposition this week.
Last week, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, brought back her proposal to remove the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual offenses of minors and she has support from both sides of the aisle.
If Stewart is able to get her bill across the finish line, it will take effect at the start of July.