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Schneiderman issues statement on Assembly passage of Child Victims Act


New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement, upon the Assembly passage of the Child Victims Act:

Today's Assembly passage of the Child Victims Act marks an important step forward in the fight to protect the survivors of child sex abuse. I thank Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Rosenthal for their leadership.

The fact that the bill passed the Assembly with such an overwhelming bipartisan margin should send a clear message to the Senate: it's long past time to enact real, meaningful reform that will deliver justice to child sex abuse victims across New York.

I urge the Senate to seize this moment and finally make the Child Victims Act a reality in New York. Survivors deserve no less.

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