New York Child Victims Act Poster

SOL vs. perp: +5 years from majority = Age 23
SOL vs. employer: +3 years from majority = Age 21Majority Tolling: Age 18
Discovery Tolling: No

Age of Consent: Age 17

None for 1st degree rape (including any rape of a child under age 13 by an adult), 1st degree aggravated sexual abuse, and 1st degree course of sexual conduct against a child.
Age 23 for most other crimes.

2016 Passed Legislation in New York

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 15, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MILLER, BENEDETTO, SEPULVEDA -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee
          on Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to posting the child
          abuse hotline telephone number in schools
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 409-l
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 409-l. Posting child abuse hotline telephone number. 1. Every public
     4  school including charter schools shall post in English  and  in  Spanish
     5  the  toll-free  telephone  number operated by the office of children and
     6  family services to receive reports of child abuse or neglect established
     7  under section four hundred twenty-two of the  social  services  law  and
     8  directions  for  accessing  the  office  of children and family services
     9  website.
    10    2. The commissioner shall adopt rules and regulations relating to  the
    11  posting required by subdivision one of this section.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    13  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
    14  ly,  the  commissioner  of education is authorized to promulgate any and
    15  all rules and regulations and  take  any  other  measures  necessary  to
    16  implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

2016 Pending Bills in New York

Professor Marci A. Hamilton Testimony

2013 NY Child Victims Act #A1771 (criminal & civil elimination; window)

View as PDF: RE: Public Hearing on New York Bill No. A1771 (The Statute of Limitations Applicable to Sexual Abuse against Minors), Friday, March 8, 2013, 10:00 A.M. (Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923) View Video:

Child Abuse Hotline Law To Be Posted In Schools (AP)

A Signed by Governor Cuomo to amend the education law which requires all schools to post Child Abuse Hotline. In effect immediately!

Assemblywoman Markey, They Walk Brooklyn Bridge to Fix Child Sex Abuse SOL Laws

Child sex abuse survivors and advocates rally to push New York State Legislature to reform archaic NY’s statute of limitations, expose hidden pedophiles


Survivors of childhood sex abuse, dozens of advocacy organizations from around New York State, and their families, friends, and supporters will march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, June 5th to demonstrate broad public support for the Child Victims Act.

Sam Kestenbaum, Cuomo Mum on Child Sex Abuse Bill as Deadline Nears,

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dodged repeated entreaties from advocates against child sexual abuse to support legislation that would enable many victims of this crime to seek justice from their abusers.

Let Albany Leaders Know You Want to Fix SOL Laws

Please send me an email to let me know the results of your call. And thank you for your support of the Child Victims Act.

Honored to meet international child advocate Manny Waks in Albany

Honored to meet international child advocate Manny Waks in Albany

Remarks from Survivor Harold Siering from 2016 NY CSA Lobby Day

I really hate hearing the phrase “memories faded” it is such an insensitive remark to a survivor like me I wish my memory has faded.

Call. write, fax, email to tell these government leaders to support the New York Child Victims Act to reform statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. We need to protect children not predators.


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State Executive Chamber

Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390
Email: Governor.Andrew.


Hon. John J. Flanagan Senate Majority leader

Room 805, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2071, Fax: 518-426-6904

Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Minority Conference Leader Room 907, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2585, Fax: 518-426-6811



Hon. Michael F. Nozzolio

Chair, Senate Codes Committee Room 503, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2366, Fax: 518-426-6953

Alphonso David

Counsel to the Governor Executive Chamber Albany, NY 12224
Phone: 518-474-8343

Hon. Carl E. Heastie

NY State Assembly Speaker
Room 932, legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-3791, Fax: 518-455-4812

Hon. Jeffrey D. Klein

Independent Democratic Conference Leader Room 913, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-3595, Fax: 518-426-6887

Hon. Joseph D. Morelle Assembly Majority Leader

Room 926, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5373, Fax: 518-455-5647

Kathleen O’Keefe

Counsel to the Assembly Speaker
Room 347, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12248 Phone: 518-455-3781