Time's Up Act would extend statute of limitations on sexual harassment, assault

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State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.

They're calling it the Time's Up Act -- a nod to the "time's up" rallying cry spreading through activist circles, social media trends and even award shows.

Among the proposals is ending the statute of limitations on felony sexual assault. Advocates say Connecticut's five-year limit is among the shortest in the country. 

By comparison, 36 states have time limits of at least 20 years. Some of those have no statute of limitations whatsoever.

The bill would also give victims two years to report sexual harassment, an increase from the current six months.

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