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STATE SENATOR

Terry Gerratana

Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

Time's Up Legislation Introduced

On Tuesday, I joined my fellow members of the Senate Democrats and declared "time's up" on sexual harassment and sexual assault, as we announced a legislative package that includes the largest overhaul in modern history of Connecticut's sexual harassment and sexual assault laws.

Senator Gerratana video.

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.