14 Jun NYSCASA Responds to NYS Assembly’s Failure to Pass Adult Survivors Act
“We are extremely disappointed that the Adult Survivors Act was not brought to the floor for a vote in the New York State Assembly. With a unanimous vote to pass this bill in the New York State Senate and support from many Assembly members including Assembly member Linda Rosenthal and all of the co-sponsors of the bill, there should be no reason as to why the bill wasn’t brought to the Assembly floor for a vote, passed and sent on its way to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. There are survivors who were waiting for this bill to be passed this session and now their wait has been extended. Survivors deserve better,” said Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault.