*EXCLUSIVE: Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature* Kenneth Lovett Albany Bureau Chief Jan 22, 2019 Daily News EXCLUSIVE:
Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-child-victims-act-hoylman-rosenthal-20190122-story.html The latest draft obtained by the Daily News would raise the top age that a child sex abuse survivor can bring a civil lawsuit to 55, up from the current 23. Going forward, the bill also does away with a requirement that a minor abused at a public institution like a school must file within 90 days of the attack of an intent to sue. Under the latest draft, someone sexually assaulted at a public institution would be able to bring a civil lawsuit up to his or her 55th birthday. The draft also includes a one-year lookback window to revive old cases that under current law cannot be filed. The latest draft includes language designed to ensure that window will be open to those abused at both private and public institutions. After more than a decade-and-a-half of intense lobbying—and the Democrats now controlling both houses of the Legislature–survivors and advocates could see a vote on the Child Victims Act within a week or two, insiders say.