SEX ABUSE BILL ADVANCES (Assembly panel OKs legislation that lifts statute of limitations temporarily; Catholic Church opposes effort)

Newsday/James T. Madore

A controversial bill that would temporarily lift the statute of limitations on lawsuits allegingsexual abuse of children was adopted yesterday by an Assembly committee.  The 19-memberAssembly Codes Committee approved a bill providing a one-year window for victims of sexual abuse tofile lawsuits even if their cases are decades old.  The bill now goes before the full Assemblyfor a vote.

(Albany, New York)