NY Senate won’t take up Child Victim’s Act

A bill to extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes will not get a vote in the state Senate before lawmakers leave town this week, according to the Senate’s Republican leader.

Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Suffolk County, told reporters Tuesday that the Senate would not take up the Child Victim’s Act, which supporters have pushed as a way for abuse survivors to seek charges or civil cases after they’ve grown older.

“It’s under discussion, but the Senate is not going to be taking that bill up,” Flanagan said after exiting a meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.

Versions of the bill have bounced around at the Capitol for more than a decade, but none have yet to make it through both houses of the Legislature.

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