Gov. Andrew Cuomo was scheduled Thursday to sign the Child Victims Act — a law that will make it easier for New Yorkers who were victims of sex abuse as kids to sue for damages as adults. The bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature last month, extends the statute of limitations for reporting
ALBANY — For more than a decade, victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York have asked lawmakers here for the chance to seek justice — only to be blocked by powerful interests including insurance companies, private schools and leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Jewish communities. As activists and Democratic officials
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said the Child Victims Act is a priority on his legislative agenda this year, and with Democrats controlling the State Senate, it's expected to be signed into law as soon as Monday. "I think for prior victims it's very important because the average victim doesn't come forward until [age] 50
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Supporters of the Child Victims Act are celebrating what they believe will be final passage of the bill meant to provide justice for victims of sexual abuse. Gary Greenberg, the driving force behind the Child Victims Act, says New York State needs to eliminate the statute of limitations. “There should
New York is closer than ever before to giving victims of child sexual abuse a chance to sue their attackers and the institutions that harbored them, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democrats who lead the Senate and Assembly have all vowed to support the Child Victims Act,
Just as a bill to empower victims of child sexual assault appeared ready for quick passage under the new Democratic majority in the State Senate, the measure is getting a hard second look even by its supporters. The Assembly's Democratic majority easily passed the Child Victims Act for the past two years and Gov.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has listed among his priorities in 2019 passing the Child Victims Act, legislation that would widen the timetable for child sex abuse victims to press charges, a bill that has been kicked around in Albany for over a decade. Senate Democrats, who will take over control of their chamber in January, have signaled support...