On December 1, 2019, the two-year look-back period created by New Jersey Senate Measure S477
went into effect, reviving claims of sexual abuse that would otherwise be barred under the statute of limitations.
In March 2019, S477 passed in the
New Jersey State Senate by a vote of 32 to 1, followed by passage in the New
Jersey State Assembly by a vote of 71-0, with five abstentions. The bill was signed
into law by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on May 13, 2019.