NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Proposed legislation would allow survivors of gender-based violence to seek legal recourse even after the statute of limitations has run out.
Standing with survivors, New York City Council members Carlina Rivera and Selvena Brooks-Powers introduced a bill creating a so-called “look-back window” for civil actions under the Gender-Motivated Violence Act.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
“There is no timeline on processing trauma,” Rivera said.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
“With the new addition of a two-year look-back window to the GMVA, countless others would be able to come forward,” Brooks-Powers said.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
The legislation was drafted in partnership with survivors and is supported by Democratic nominee for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.