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Renewed push for lawmakers to act on Child Victims Act

September 26, 2018 05:36 PM

GLENS FALLS - There was a renewed push in Glens Falls Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to act on the New York State Child Victims Act.

It would implement three changes to New York law: increasing the statute of limitations for victims to press charges from 23 to 28, increase the window for victims to make civil claims to the age of 50 -- and provide a one-year window for all victims of childhood sexual assault to bring a civil complaint against their abuser, regardless of when it happened.

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The Child Victims Act has cleared the Assembly several times, but it has not been brought to the floor in the state Senate.

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