assembly Bill A4725

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to removing the statute of limitations in criminal and civil actions involving sex offenses committed against a minor

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly 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 (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2022 held for consideration in codes
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Feb 05, 2021 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

A4725 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §30.10, CP L; amd §213-c, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5991
2015-2016: A2504
2017-2018: A3641, A10891
2019-2020: A6507

A4725 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the statute of limitations in criminal and civil actions involving sex offenses committed against a minor.

A4725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4725
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SMITH -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and the  civil  practice  law
   and rules, in relation to removing the statute of limitations in crim-
   inal  and  civil  actions  involving  sex offenses committed against a
   minor

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (f)  of  subdivision 3 of section 30.10 of the
 criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2019, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (f) [For purposes of a] A prosecution involving a  sexual  offense  as
 defined  in  article  one  hundred thirty of the penal law, other than a
 sexual offense delineated in paragraph (a) of subdivision  two  of  this
 section,  committed  against  a  child  less than eighteen years of age,
 incest in the first, second or  third  degree  as  defined  in  sections
 255.27,  255.26  and  255.25  of the penal law committed against a child
 less than eighteen years of age, or use of a child in a sexual  perform-
 ance as defined in section 263.05 of the penal law[, the period of limi-
 tation  shall  not  begin  to run until the child has reached the age of
 twenty-three or the offense is reported to a law enforcement  agency  or
 statewide  central  register  of child abuse and maltreatment, whichever
 occurs earlier] MAY BE COMMENCED AT ANY TIME.
   § 2. Section 213-c of the civil practice law and rules, as amended  by
 chapter 315 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §  213-c.  Action  by  victim  of  conduct constituting certain sexual
 offenses. (A) Notwithstanding any other limitation  set  forth  in  this
 article,  except  as  provided in subdivision (b) of section two hundred
 eight of this article, all civil claims or causes of action  brought  by
 any  person  for  physical,  psychological  or other injury or condition
 suffered by such person as a result of conduct  which  would  constitute
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.