New York State Senate Passes Adult Survivors Act

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By Jared Esposito

ALBANY, NY (WENY) – Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed the Adult Survivors Act.

The legislation gives a one-year look-back window for any survivor who was sexually abused as an adult and gives them the right to sue their abuser or negligent institution in civil court.

That goes for situations where the statute of limitations expired as well.

Over 67 Assembly Members co-sponsor the ASA now, including key members of the Judiciary committee.

The bill now awaits action in the Assembly being carried by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal.

Earlier in the day, the victim assistance organization Safe Horizon joined lawmakers, survivors and advocates to urge the Assembly to follow the Senate’s lead and pass the ASA as soon as possible.

To see the full presser, click here.


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