Childhood Sex Abuse Bill Passes Hurdle in N.Y. Assembly Committee

, New York Law Journal

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A New York Assembly committee Tuesday approved a bill that would give victims of sexual abuse a year to revive currently time-barred civil suits but defeated for now a new alternative bill that is favored by the Roman Catholic Church to provide victims with far more limited statute-of-limitations relief. The bill that advanced in the Codes Committee by an 11-8 margin has passed the Assembly with bipartisan support each year since 2006 but has been bottled up in the Senate due to Republican opposition.

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