Missouri law allows childhood victims of sexual abuse to sue their abusers until they are 26 or 31 years old, depending on the defendant. A state House committee is reviewing a proposal that would allow survivors, including people with disabilities, to file a civil lawsuit until they are age 55. Elizabeth Phillips says her brother, Trey Carloch, was “silenced to his grave” by Camp Kanakuk in Branson.

A statement from Camp Kanakuk says it was devastated by the “deceptive practices” of Pete Newman, who was convicted of abusing Kampers and continues to grieve. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association says the bill is unconstitutional and 55 years old is “way too long.”