Queens lawmaker’s legislation protecting survivors of human trafficking signed into law

Two Queens lawmakers lauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing their legislation into law Wednesday, July 28, that will allow victims of human trafficking to recover actual, compensatory and punitive damages or other appropriate relief.

The legislation (S672) also amends current law that requires an action to be commenced within 10 years of victimization; the amended legislation states that an action can be commenced within 15 years after victimization has occurred.

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