New Yorkers who were sexually abused as adults could sue abusers in civil court under a bill that supporters are again urging the state to pass.

The Adult Survivors Act would provide a one-year litigation window for those individuals to launch lawsuits even if the statute of limitations has passed. Under existing state law, survivors must file a claim within five years of the abuse.

The state Senate is on track to vote on the bill again this year: the Senate Finance Committee passed the Adult Survivors Act out of committee Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office didn’t immediately provide comment Thursday.

The Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany. Photo: Hans Pennink/AP File New Yorkers who were sexually abused as adults could sue abusers in civil court under a bill that supporters are again urging the state to pass.

The Adult Survivors Act would provide a one-year litigation window for […]

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