NY Daily News: Gov. Cuomo unveils plan for Child Victims Act that would do away with statute of limitation

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    Cuomo unveils plan for Child Victims Act that would do away with statute of limitation

    Cuomo wants to get rid of statute of limitation for child victims

    BY Kenneth Lovett


    Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:59 AM

    Gov. Cuomo shared his own plan for a Child Victims Act designed to help child sex abuse survivors seek legal recourse as adults.

    BY Kenneth Lovett


    Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:59 AM

    ALBANY — Stepping up to the plate for child sex abuse survivors, Gov. Cuomo weighed in Wednesday for the first time with his own plan to help victims seek legal recourse as adults.

    Cuomo’s version of the Child Victims Act would do away entirely with the statute of limitations on prosecutions of those who abused children.

    It would also allow victims to bring civil lawsuits for 50 years from when their attacks took place and would open up a one-year look-back window for survivors who under current law can no longer bring cases to do so.

    In addition, the plan would treat public and private institutions the same by doing away with a current requirement that gives those abused in a school or at another public entity only 90 days from the attack to notify of their intent to sue. They otherwise would have until their 23rd birthday.

    California nixes 10-year statute of limitations on sex crimes

    Cuomo unveiled his plan in a book outlining his 2017 policy agenda.

    READ MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-unveils-plan-child-victims-act-article-1.2943920

  • blondie

    That's a start....do they have a clergy-penitent exemption?

  • Richard Oliver
    Richard Oliver

    It is important to realize that according to this article, this only applies to new cases of sexual abuse. For occurrences that have already happened, the statute would still apply with a 1 year grace period.

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  • Spoletta

    Could this explain the newspaper adds that have been appearing in that area, urging Witness victims to come forward?

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    YES! Finally, someone who cares more about really helping people than they do about statistics, rules, and statutes.

    So proud of that guy!

  • Richard Oliver
    Richard Oliver

    It will be interesting to see if the legislature actually takes this up. It is great that the Governor wants to do it, but it is another thing to get enough legislative members to take it up and actually pass the legislation.

  • stillin

    I'm with RichardOliver. Taking up this cause is politically correct and looks good for Cuomo, but the reality is the same with or without the law being passed; lawsuits with no merit bogging down the courts, false memories crawling out from under rocks, greed driving poverty-stricken people and good reputations tarnished by mean-spirited people.

    Forget fifty years ago. Unless there's a LOT of corroboration. Get the monsters NOW and make it count. Communicate with your kids. Be vigilant. Prosecute. But presumption of guilt prevails in this courtroom and we should be better than that.

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    yes, yes, there is always the "reality check".... but THIS is the way things BEGIN to change. ;-)

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