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Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5645

   
 

*SB0013205645HRO*

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REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 132

File No. 604

Cal. No. 530

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "C")

"AN ACT COMBATTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT."

Strike subdivision (15) of section 1 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(15) (A) To require an employer having three or more employees to (i) post in a prominent and accessible location information concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment, and (ii) provide, not later than three months after the employee's start date with the employer, a copy of the information concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment to each employee by electronic mail with a subject line that includes the words "Sexual Harassment Policy" or words of similar import, if (I) the employer has provided an electronic mail account to the employee, or (II) the employee has provided the employer with an electronic mail address, provided, if an employer has not provided an electronic mail account to the employee, the employer shall post the information concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment on the employer's Internet web site, if the employer maintains such an Internet web site. An employer may comply with the requirements of this clause, by providing an employee with the link to the commission's Internet web site concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and the remedies available to victims of sexual harassment by electronic mail, text message or in writing; and (B) to require an employer having (i) fifty or more employees to provide two hours of training and education to all [ supervisory] employees within one year of [ October 1, 1992, and to all new supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position] October 1, 2018, provided any employer who has provided such training and education to any such employees after October 1, [ 1991] 2017, shall not be required to provide such training and education a second time. Any employee hired on or after October 1, 2018, by an employer having fifty or more employees, shall receive such training and education not later than six months after the date of his or her hire, provided the commission has developed and made available such training and education materials in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 46a-56, as amended by this act; or (ii) less than fifty employees to provide two hours of training and education to all supervisory employees within one year of October 1, 2018, and to all new supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position, provided any employer who has provided such training and education to any such supervisory employees after October 1, 2017, shall not be required to provide such training and education a second time. Any supervisory employee hired on or after October 1, 2018, by an employer having less than fifty employees, shall receive such training and education not later than six months after the date of his or her hire, provided the commission has developed and made available such training and education materials in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 46a-56, as amended by this act. Such training and education shall include information concerning (I) the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment, including, but not limited to, the remedies available from the commission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and (II) the type of conduct that constitutes sexual assault as defined in section 54-240. An employer who is required to provide training under this subdivision shall provide periodic supplemental training that updates all supervisory and nonsupervisory employees on the content of such training and education not less than every ten years. As used in this subdivision, "sexual harassment" has the same meaning as provided in subdivision (8) of subsection (b) of section 46a-60, as amended by this act, and "employer" includes the General Assembly;

Strike sections 18 and 19 in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 18. Section 54-193 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018, and applicable to any offense committed on or after October 1, 2018, and to any offense committed prior to October 1, 2018, for which the statute of limitations in effect at the time of the commission of the offense had not yet expired as of October 1, 2018):

(a) There shall be no limitation of time within which a person may be prosecuted for (1) a capital felony under the provisions of section 53a-54b in effect prior to April 25, 2012, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169, (2) a violation of section 53a-165aa or 53a-166 in which such person renders criminal assistance to another person who has committed an offense set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection, (3) a violation of section 53a-156 committed during a proceeding that results in the conviction of another person subsequently determined to be actually innocent of the offense or offenses of which such other person was convicted, or (4) a motor vehicle violation or offense that resulted in the death of another person and involved a violation of subsection (a) of section 14-224.

(b) No person may be prosecuted for a class B felony violation of section 53a-70 or 53a-70a or a violation of section 53a-70b, 53a-71, 53a-72a or 53a-72b for which the punishment is or may be imprisonment in excess of one year, except within ten years next after the offense has been committed.

[ (b)] (c) No person may be prosecuted for any offense, other than an offense set forth in subsection (a) or (b) of this section, for which the punishment is or may be imprisonment in excess of one year, except within five years next after the offense has been committed.

[ (c)] (d) No person may be prosecuted for any offense, other than an offense set forth in subsection (a), [ or] (b) or (c) of this section, except within one year next after the offense has been committed.

[ (d)] (e) If the person against whom an indictment, information or complaint for any of said offenses is brought has fled from and resided out of this state during the period so limited, it may be brought against such person at any time within such period, during which such person resides in this state, after the commission of the offense.

[ (e)] (f) When any suit, indictment, information or complaint for any crime may be brought within any other time than is limited by this section, it shall be brought within such time.

Sec. 19. Subsection (c) of section 12-660 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection [ (b)] (c) of section 54-193, as amended by this act, a person may be prosecuted for a violation of any provision of this chapter more than five years after such violation."