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Michigan House Voting On Legislation After Nassar Scandal

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Kevin Lavery
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WKAR-MSU

Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue and athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse under wide-ranging legislation passing in Michigan after the Larry Nassar case.

The state House is voting Thursday on dozens of bills inspired by the scandal.

One measure would give Nassar's victims a 90-day window to sue retroactively if they missed time limits.

Many survivors reached a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University, but money was set aside for future claims and other entities such as USA Gymnastics still face lawsuits.

The legislation would give prosecutors more time to file charges in lesser-degree sexual assaults and require a third trained professional to be in the room when a physician gives treatment involving vaginal or anal penetration of a minor.

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