...In November, Democrats won control of the Senate. And on Monday, both the Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly approved the Child Victims Act, ending a bitter, protracted battle with some of the most powerful groups in the state. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has promised to sign the bill into law.
Four lawmakers — Senator Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblywomen Catalina Cruz, Rodneyse Bichotte and Yuh-Line Niou — identified themselves during debate as victims of sexual abuse.