In an effort to draw attention to Connecticut’s new sexual harassment and sexual assault laws, two women stepped forward Thursday to describe the harassment they say they experienced while working at a Connecticut restaurant.
Starting in October, Connecticut residents must be 21 to purchase tobacco or vaping products.
Lawmakers endorsed a bill that requires sexual harassment training and eliminates or expands the statute of limitations for sexual assaults.
A similar effort to overhaul Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws failed to clear the General Assembly last year.
Senate Democrats announced the tail end of their legislative agenda on Friday, highlighting their focus on strengthening gender equity and passing a revived bill aimed at overhauling Connecticut’s sexual assault and sexual harassment laws.
The Senate voted 31-5 early Friday to approve and send to the House a bill that overhauls Connecticut’s sexual harassment and assault laws and gives lawmakers an election-year claim of solidarity with the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.
Connecticut Senate Democrats aligned themselves Tuesday with the burgeoning Me Too and Time’s Up movements by proposing a sweeping election-year bill that they say would be “the largest overhaul in modern Connecticut history of sexual harassment laws.” Republicans objected to their exclusion.