The Child Victims Act, a bill that would raise both the civil and criminal statutes of limitations in cases of child sex abuse and open a temporary window for older victims to bring civil cases against their alleged abusers, is expected to passed both houses of the New York Legislature Monday and now awaits the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

After stalling for several years in the State Senate, a new version of the bill introduced last week passed the chamber unanimously, gaining full support from the Republican conference that blocked the bill from a vote in previous years.

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