ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Adult sexual assault survivors who missed legal deadlines to sue their abusers would get a second chance to file lawsuits. Once it becomes law, the Adult Survivors Act would set give sex abuse victims a one-year window in which the state’s usual statue of limitations for civil lawsuits would be set aside. The bill got final approval Monday from New York’s Legislature. Gov. Kathy Hochul has said she will sign it. The bill is modeled after New York’s now-expired Child Victims Act, which led to more than 9,000 lawsuits against institutions like churches, schools, camps and scout groups.
Photo: Attorney Jeff Anderson, left, survivor and advocate Bridie Farrell, right, hold a news conference to release the names of more than 130 Boy Scout leaders who worked in New York and were named in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) “Perversion Files” as having allegations of sexually abusing minors, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)