New York Senate Republicans kill the Child Victims Act again
This was the year the bill would pass, thought advocates of the Child Victims Act. Instead, supporters of the bill — as well as the child sex abuse survivors who traveled to Albany to share their stories — were met with devastating news on Tuesday morning.
The New York State Senate declined to vote on the bill.
Despite the growing support of survivors, lawmakers, and even Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Child Victims Act was killed yet again, reports NY Daily News. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan confirmed that the Child Victims Act was done for this year’s legislative session.
“It’s under discussion, but the Senate is not going to be taking that bill up,” Flanagan told reporters.
The move was met by anger and criticism by survivors and politicians alike.
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