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.
Childhood Sex Abuse Bill Passes Hurdle in N.Y. Assembly Committee
New York Law Journal
March 18, 2009