Rep. Nicole La Ha Bill to Extend Prosecution Window for Crimes Against Minors Passes Committee

Springfield, IL… State Representative Nicole La Ha’s HB 5467 has unanimously passed committee, receiving bipartisan support. This important bill, which seeks to extend the prosecution window for crimes against minors.

“By extending the prosecution window for crimes against minors, we are not only ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable for their reprehensible actions but also providing survivors with a renewed sense of hope and validation,” Rep. La Ha said. “I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for their unwavering support and dedication to this crucial cause.”

Under the provisions of HB 5467, when the victim is under 18 years of age at the time of the offense, a prosecution for involuntary servitude, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or trafficking in persons and related offenses may be commenced at any time, removing the previous limitation of within 25 years of the victim attaining the age of 18 years.

HB 5467 represents a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking, safeguarding the rights and well-being of minors across the state of Illinois.

La Ha’s human trafficking bill will next go before the full Illinois House for consideration. Rep. Nicole La Ha is committed to continuing the fight against human trafficking.

Learn more about how Rep. Nicole La Ha and her fellow House Republicans are fighting against human trafficking here: Reps. La Ha, Sanalitro, Keicher, and Stephens Present Protect Victims of Human Trafficking Legislative Package (Video) – Nicole La Ha (