Abuse Victims To Cuomo: No Need To Delay Child Victims Act
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Molestation victims are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly sign into law the Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers.
Lawmakers passed the bill last week, leaving supporters wondering why it hasn't been signed. A group of them wrote to the Democratic governor on Thursday saying victims have waited long enough.
Cuomo supports the bill and has said he would sign it. A spokesman for the governor says the bill will be signed soon but stopped short of announcing a date.
The lag isn't unusual. The Legislature must formally transmit the bill, a process which sometimes takes weeks, before the legal wording of the bill is reviewed by the governor's legal team.