State lawmakers pass Adult Survivors Act

The New York State Assembly has passed the Adult Survivors Act.

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The New York State Senate passed the bill in April, and the legislation would provide a one-year window for any survivor who says they were sexually abused as an adult to sue their abuser in civil court.

It would even apply if the statute of limitation has expired.

The new legislation is based on the Child Victims Act, which the Legislature passed in 2019.

Dozens of sexual abuse survivors and advocates came to the state Capitol in Albany expecting to continue their long fight. Instead, those folks wound up celebrating a hard fought battle. As one of the bill’s sponsors described it, it is time to celebrate bravery and tenacity.

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Hear from some of them by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.