Democratic Senate hopeful Sara Niccoli on Monday was endorsed by the Fighting For Children PAC, a political action committee formed by an upstate businessman who is pushing for the passage of the Child Victims Act.

The measure, which stalled in the Legislature this year, would make it easier for the survivors of child sexual abuse to sue by eliminating the statute of limitations in civil cases. The criminal statute of limitations would also be scaled back for certain abuse crimes.

Niccoli, the town supervisor from Palatine, faces Republican Sen. George Amedore this fall for the 46th Senate district, which stretches from the Mohawk Valley to the Hudson Valley.

“The Child Victims Act is a common sense piece of legislation that will help deliver justice for the innocent victims of child sex abuse and I was deeply troubled by Senator Amedore’s refusal to support this bill,” Niccoli said in a statement.

“State government has a responsibility to stand up for ALL New Yorkers rights, especially those most vulnerable and in need of protection. When given the opportunity to do the right thing, George Amedore failed, and we deserve better from our representative in Albany.”

The PAC was founded by Gary Greenberg, a Greene County businessman and a survivor of abuse himself. He’s endorsing candidates in legislative races from both parties after the measure failed to pass before the end of the legislative session in June.

“Today, Fighting for Children endorsed Sara Niccoli for Senator in the 46th district,” Greenberg said. “Sara will be a tireless advocate for the Child Victims Act. Sara a mother, family farmer & Supervisor knows the importance of protecting our children. Sara is just the kind of leader the 46th District needs in the NY State Senate. Survivors and victims will do everything possible as promised to see Sara Niccoli as a Senator in New York.”