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Arizona Gov. Ducey Creates Task Force To Review Sex Abuse Laws

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 5:31pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:13am

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Gov. Doug Ducey
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey performs ceremonial signing on May 28, 2019, of bill to give victims of sex abuse more time to sue. With him are Sen. Paul Boyer, former speed skater Bridie Farrell and Sen. Heather Carter.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed an executive order that creates a task force to review Arizona’s laws on how well they protect children against sexual abuse.

The move comes after the Legislature passed a bill giving more time for victims to come forward with lawsuits against alleged perpetrators.

“I think you want to have a coalition of people that have been affected by this and then people from law enforcement from the courts, people that can help us put together the right task force, so we can address what’s left yet to be done,” Ducey said.

The task force will present its findings to Ducey by Dec. 1.