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SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Martin Looney

An Advocate for Us

Time's Up Act Passes First Test

This week, the Time's Up Act, the largest overhaul in modern history of Connecticut's sexual harassment and sexual assault laws, passed the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee.

Time's Up

The Time's Up Act, which I proposed with my Democratic colleagues, will establish Connecticut as a national leader when it comes to stamping out sexual assault and harassment by:

  • reforming the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) complaint process to help all employees harassed or discriminated against in the workplace
  • strengthening and expanding Connecticut's mandated reporter laws to stop abuse of children
  • eliminating statutes of limitation for all felony sexual assault crimes and all sexual assault crimes against minors
  • increasing financial penalties for offenders
  • providing for injunctive relief and punitive damages so employers know that significant consequences attend upon workplace harassment
  • setting a universal process for investigations of harassment complaints against school administrators, and
  • requiring increased training and education in Connecticut workplaces.
     

Saturday: Hamden Coffee and Conversation

Coffe and Conversation.
 

If you can't join me this Saturday I am also holding another event next Saturday at Books & Company in Hamden.

Coffe and Conversation.