State Senate Republicans kill the Child Victims Act again

By Kenneth Lovett and Glen Blain

Jun 21, 2017 | Uncategorized

State Senate Republicans once again turned their backs on child sex abuse victims.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan responded “yes” when asked Tuesday afternoon if the Child Victims Act is done for the year.

“It’s under discussion, but the Senate is not going to be taking that bill up,” Flanagan told reporters.

Flanagan killed the bill’s chances a day after the hopes of survivors for a vote before the legislative session’s scheduled end on Wednesday were raised by Sen. James Tedisco, of Schenectady, who became the first Senate Republican to come out in favor of the Child Victims Act.

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