Tag: Child Victims Act

Pressure mounts on Senate Republicans to pass Child Victims Act
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Pressure mounts on Senate Republicans to pass Child Victims Act

Senate Democrats held a press conference Thursday urging Senate Republican Conference to get behind legislation to allow child sex abuse victims more time to take their abuser to court. Advocates and legislators, including Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, sponsor of the Assembly Child Victims Act (A.5885-a) that passed by a telling bipartisan […]

Assembly passes child victims act bill; sponsor “demands” Senate vote
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Assembly passes child victims act bill; sponsor “demands” Senate vote

The Assembly passed a long-contested Child Victims Act bill Wednesday afternoon, giving childhood sexual abuse victims hope they may soon have the opportunity seek justice for crimes committed years ago. Passing by a margin of 139-7, the Child Victims Act (A.5885-a) extends the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of […]