New York senator’s ailment stalls child abuse reform in committee
ALBANY — The fate of a bill to make it easier for child abuse victims to seek justice faces yet another hurdle in the state Senate.
The bills addressing the issue now rest in the Senate Codes Committees. But committee chairman, Sen. Michael Nozzolio, will miss the rest of the legislative session after recent open heart surgery.
In a letter to Senate GOP Majority Leader John Flanagan, Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Sen. Daniel Squadron note the Codes Committee has not met since March 28 — even though the Dems have been pushing for votes on bills like the Child Victims Act and one to close a controversial loophole allowing businesses to skirt campaign donation limits.
With just eight session days left in the legislative calendar, the Dems want an immediate committee meeting.