This year’s legislative session began on Wednesday in Albany with a commitment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the leaders of both legislative chambers to change the statute of limitations for cases of child sex abuse and pass comprehensive criminal justice reform this year.

Cuomo, during a conversation with reporters at the state Capitol, said he wants lawmakers to come to an agreement sooner rather than later on the Child Victims Act, which would raise both the criminal and civil statutes of limitations in cases of child sex abuse.

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