New York Democrats expect to approve Child Victims Act if they gain control of the Senate
By KENNETH LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF, October 10, 2016
ALBANY — State Senate Democrats are expected to make passage of a bill making it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults one of their first priorities if they win the majority this fall.
Several Democrats say they expect the Child Victims Act will be among the first bills passed if the Democrats take control of the chamber.
Gary Greenberg, an investor who created the Fighting For Children political action committee to help elect a Democratic Senate majority, said he was told the same thing by Senate Deputy Democratic Leader Michael Gianaris.
“We’re expecting it to be one of the first bills brought up right in January,” said Greenberg, himself a sexual abuse survivor. “He said the Democratic caucus is . . .
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