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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Time's Up Legislation Introduced

On Tuesday, my colleagues and I announced a legislative proposal that includes the largest overhaul in modern history of Connecticut's sexual harassment and sexual assault laws.

Time's Up Act.

The Senate Democrats' proposal, known as the Time's Up Act, reforms Connecticut's sexual harassment and sexual assault laws and processes to create stronger protections for victims and to increase penalties for offenders by:

  • reforming the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) complaint process
  • strengthening and expanding Connecticut's mandated reporter laws
  • eliminating statutes of limitation for all felony sexual assault crimes
  • increasing financial penalties for offenders
  • providing for injunctive relief and punitive damages
  • eliminating secret settlements
  • strengthening CHRO
  • setting a universal process for investigations of harassment complaints against school administrators, and
  • requiring increased training and education in Connecticut workplaces.

As a society, we are in the midst of a national reckoning concerning sexual harassment and sexual assault. We have seen sexual harassment exposed across all types of industries and have learned the heartbreaking stories of so many victims.

The Time's Up Act represents the largest overhaul in the modern history of Connecticut's sexual harassment and sexual assault laws.

Download our proposal to learn more about the Time's Up Act.
 

Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence

I am so proud of Wilton High School junior Isabella Segall and the students who organized and led the Teens Against Gun Violence rally at Ridgefield’s Ballard Park in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida. These teens are going to make sure change is coming either in gun reform legislation or at the ballot box. Don’t underestimate them.

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NBC's Olympic Nerve Center Is in ... Connecticut

Did you know that NBC’s broadcast operation for the Winter Olympics is headquartered in Stamford? Read this article from the New York Times to learn more.

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