The Assembly approved a bill lifting the civil statute of limitations on certain sexual offenses by a 71-0-5 vote Monday evening. It now heads to Gov. Murphy to sign.

The measure was on the board list to take up for the 1 p.m. Assembly voting session and expected to pass early on in that session. However, it ended up among the final bills to be heard, with the vote coming at 6:45 p.m., as issues came up over the bill’s tort claims language regarding public institutions.

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