Albany, N.Y. - New York state lawmakers unanimously passed the Child Victims Act.
The legislation, passed by a vote of 63 to nothing. It allows sex abuse victims to take legal action through the age of 55. Previously the cutoff was 23.
It also opens a one-year revival window for victims of any age to sue over alleged sex abuse even if it took place decades ago. Gov. The Catholic church bitterly opposed the legislation arguing that it could bankrupt the church.
Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill.