NJ - Victims testify to lawmakers

NJ - Victims testify to lawmakers

The NJ Senate Judiciary Committee will meet this morning in Trenton to hear testimony and consider a bill to make it easier for child sex abuse victims to take legal action against predators.

The hearing is set for 10 a.m. at the NJ State House in committee room 6, 1st floor of the annex building.

Several survivors and supporters who belong to a self help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will testify in support of bill A2405 which eliminates the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.

The Catholic Conference is expected to be there opposing the measure.

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  • commented 2012-06-21 18:02:52 -0500
    awsome news and proud of the survivors!!! Justice will prevail
  • commented 2012-06-21 16:09:16 -0500
    This was the Senate version of the Bill (#S1651), to Eliminate the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Assualt Victims. It passed without testimony. Long day, and lots of testimony on other Bills, so since the votes were in favor, they decided to forgo testimony. Only one brave, young man testified, with Senator Viltale. EVERYONE CHEERED LOUDLY WHEN IT PASSED!!! ANOTHER HURTLE CLEARED!!!

    Annette Nestler-SNAP Southern New Jersey
    609-247-2666
  • commented 2012-06-21 16:09:14 -0500
    This was the Senate version of the Bill (#S1651), to Eliminate the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Assualt Victims. It passed without testimony. Long day, and lots of testimony on other Bills, so since the votes were in favor, they decided to forgo testimony. Only one brave, young man testified, with Senator Viltale. EVERYONE CHEERED LOUDLY WHEN IT PASSED!!! ANOTHER HURTLE CLEARED!!!

    Annette Nestler-SNAP Southern New Jersey
    609-247-2666
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