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

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Echoes of "Spotlight" Movie in NY State

Dear Friends: Those of us who are concerned about the welfare…

Anthony Borrelli, Diocese, DAs team up to hold priests accountable in sex abuse cases, Press Connects

At least someone in NY wants to protect children Certainly not the legislature

The Economist explains Why sex crimes have statutes of limitations, Economist

Bishops are lobbying against victims in every state not just Iowa, MD, and DC

Bill Mahoney, Assemblywoman calls on Pope Francis to back child sexual abuse bill, Politico NY

Assemblywoman Margaret Markey is using Pope Francis’s visit…

Pope's Historic Visit Reignites Church Sex Scandal Debate, Public Service News

The historic U.S. visit of Pope Francis has refocused attention…

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Michael J. Salamon, Sexuality Cannot be Healed, The Times of Israel

Conversion therapy is malpractice and fraud

Marci Hamilton Testimony at Markey Hearing

See video of testimony here:

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