Senate Republicans urged to hold hearing for Child Victims Act
By KENNETH LOVETT, |NEW YORK DAILY NEWS| MAY 03, 2018
ALBANY - With the Assembly having again passed a bill to make it easier for victims of child abuse to seek justice as adults, the Senate Democratic sponsor is pushing for Senate Republicans to hold hearings for the first time.
Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter Wednesday to committee Chairman John Bonacic (R-Orange County) calling for the hearings.
The Dems cited Senate rules that require the committee to honor such a petition for a public hearing if one-third of the panel's members request it — "unless a majority of the members of the committee reject such a petition."
The idea is to try and pressure the Republicans into taking the matter up for the first time. Hoylman said . . .