New York Bill A02596 addresses time to bring charges against perpetrators of childhood sexual abuse. Tim Walsh a member of The N.Y. Coalition to Protect Children is requesting assistance in contacting the state legislators about this bill. Their website is http://www.protectchildrenny.org .

A02596 Summary:
BILL NO A02596

SAME AS No same as

SPONSOR Markey

COSPNSR Millman, DelMonte, Reilly, Koon, Brennan, Canestrari, Destito, Galef,
Glick, John, Lifton, Mayersohn, Pretlow, Dinowitz, Hoyt, Weisenberg,
Jaffee, Latimer, Schroeder, Bradley

MLTSPNSR Crouch, Hooper, Magee

Amd S30.10, CP L; amd S208, add S3012-b, CPLR

Establishes the period of limitation for the prosecution of a sex offense
defined in article 130 of the penal law, incest in the first, second or third
degrees or use of a child in a sexual performance committed against a person
less than eighteen years of age shall not begin to run until the person has
reached the age of twenty-three or the offense is reported to law enforcement
or the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment, whichever
occurs earlier; allows civil claims or causes of action brought by any person
for physical, psychological or other injury or condition suffered as a result
of conduct that is a sex offense as defined in article 130 of the penal law,
incest or use of a child in a sexual performance committed against a child who
was less than eighteen years of age at the time shall be allowed to be
commenced five years after the child reaches the age of twenty-three; revives
for 1 year, any such civil claim or cause of action which was barred because
the applicable statute of limitations expired.




Edited by Ken Followell (01/29/09 11:39 AM)
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