Hollywood vs. ‘New York Child Victims Act’

Child sex abuse, the patterns of their predators, and all that jazz has been quite a topic of discussion. Like New York weather, the 2016 legislative season is heating up!

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Neal Huff, Phil Saviano, Marge Markey, Josh Singer and Sen Kennedy in Albany, New York in support of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) May 4th.

The following child sex abuse statute of limitation bills are pending in the New York Legislature. The statute of limitations is how long a victim of child sex abuse has to come forward and sue their rapist and in civil cases, others who enabled the rape and subsequent cover-up. A window means a “window” will open up for a year where survivors whose time to come forward has expired will have one year to come forward during the window and file a civil lawsuit.

2016 Pending Bill Summary in New York:

Assembly Bill 2872A A. 2872A (civil elimination of child sex abuse statute of limitations in New York and 1-year window to identify previous abuse in New York)

Senate Bill 63A S. 63A (civil elimination of child sex abuse statute of limitations and 1-year window)

Assembly Bill 8567 A. 8567 (criminal elimination of child sex abuse statute of limitations)

View Bill Info on NY Legislature Website

Senate Bill 6436 S. 6436 (criminal elimination)

Assembly Bill 09877 A. 09877 (criminal and civil elimination)

View Bill Info on NY Legislature Website

Child sex abuse survivors, advocates and scholars lobbied last week to reform the statute of limitations for child sex abuse in New York.

That Woody Mania

I will let Twitter recap Woody Allen in the media below. The below Woody Allen Twitter recap is followed by additional ways you can help identify predators and bring justice to victims of child sex abuse.

Why Reform the Statute of Limitations?

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View Relative Success Memo PDF

Who You Gonna Call?


Call. write, fax, email to tell these government leaders to support the New York Child Victims Act to reform statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. We need to protect children not predators.

GOVERNOR

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State Executive Chamber

Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390
Email: Governor.Andrew. Cuomo@exec.ny.gov

LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

Hon. John J. Flanagan Senate Majority leader

Room 805, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2071, Fax: 518-426-6904
Email: Flanagan@nysenate.gov

Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Minority Conference Leader Room 907, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2585, Fax: 518-426-6811

Email: scousins@nysenate.gov

OTHER KEY LEGISLATORS & STAFF

Hon. Michael F. Nozzolio

Chair, Senate Codes Committee Room 503, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2366, Fax: 518-426-6953
Email: nozzolio@senate.state.ny.us

Alphonso David

Counsel to the Governor Executive Chamber Albany, NY 12224
Phone: 518-474-8343
Email: Alfonso.David@exec.ny.gov

Hon. Carl E. Heastie

NY State Assembly Speaker
Room 932, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-3791, Fax: 518-455-4812
Email: speaker@assembly.state.ny.us

Hon. Jeffrey D. Klein

Independent Democratic Conference Leader Room 913, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-3595, Fax: 518-426-6887
Email: idklein@senate.state.ny.us

Hon. Joseph D. Morelle Assembly Majority Leader

Room 926, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5373, Fax: 518-455-5647
Email: morelle@assembly.state.ny.us

Kathleen O’Keefe

Counsel to the Assembly Speaker
Room 347, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12248 Phone: 518-455-3781
Email: okeefek@assembly.state.ny.us


For more information about the child sex abuse statute of limitations in your state, child sex abuse resources, data and more, visit Professor Marci A. Hamilton’s website at SOL-Reform.com.

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