senate Bill S6810

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the statute of limitations for civil actions related to certain sexual offenses committed against a person eighteen years of age or older

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Oct 25, 2019 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S6810 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8726
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §214-h, amd R3403, CPLR; add §219-e, Judy L

S6810 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the statute of limitations for civil actions related to certain sexual offenses committed against a person eighteen years of age or older, revives such actions otherwise barred by the existing statute of limitations and grants trial preference to such actions; directs the chief administrator of the courts to promulgate rules for the timely adjudication of certain revived actions.

S6810 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6810 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6810
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 25, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules,  in  relation  to  the
   statute  of  limitations  for  civil actions related to certain sexual
   offenses committed against a person eighteen years of  age  or  older,
   reviving  such  actions  otherwise  barred  by the existing statute of
   limitations and granting trial preference  to  such  actions;  and  to
   amend  the  judiciary law, in relation to directing the chief adminis-
   trator of the courts to promulgate rules for the  timely  adjudication
   of certain revived actions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
 section 214-h to read as follows:
   § 214-H. CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENSE ACTIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION
 OF LAW WHICH IMPOSES A PERIOD OF LIMITATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY  AND  THE
 PROVISIONS  OF  ANY  OTHER  LAW  PERTAINING TO THE FILING OF A NOTICE OF
 CLAIM OR A NOTICE OF INTENTION TO FILE A CLAIM AS A CONDITION  PRECEDENT
 TO COMMENCEMENT OF AN ACTION OR SPECIAL PROCEEDING, EVERY CIVIL CLAIM OR
 CAUSE OF ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST ANY PARTY ALLEGING INTENTIONAL OR NEGLI-
 GENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY A PERSON FOR PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, OR OTHER
 INJURY  OR CONDITION SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF CONDUCT WHICH WOULD CONSTI-
 TUTE A SEXUAL OFFENSE AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED  THIRTY  OF  THE
 PENAL LAW COMMITTED AGAINST SUCH PERSON WHO WAS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR
 OLDER, OR INCEST AS DEFINED IN SECTION 255.26 OR 255.27 OF THE PENAL LAW
 COMMITTED  AGAINST  SUCH  PERSON WHO WAS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER,
 WHICH IS BARRED AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  SECTION  BECAUSE  THE
 APPLICABLE PERIOD OF LIMITATION HAS EXPIRED, AND/OR THE PLAINTIFF PREVI-
 OUSLY  FAILED TO FILE A NOTICE OF CLAIM OR A NOTICE OF INTENTION TO FILE
 A CLAIM, IS HEREBY REVIVED, AND ACTION  THEREON  MAY  BE  COMMENCED  NOT
 EARLIER  THAN  SIX  MONTHS  AFTER,  AND  NOT LATER THAN ONE YEAR AND SIX
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.