Bill Aims To Expose Sexual Harassment In Local Government

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ALBANY – A new bill proposed in Albany aims to expose sexual harassment claims in local governments around the state.

Supporters of the legislation say the ‘Sunshine Bill’ would require county legislators, and village or town board members to be notified of an alleged violation within one business day.








They say in addition to protecting victims, officials must protect taxpayers from types of behaviors that could lead to litigation against a municipality.

Furthermore, the bill allows for personnel situations to be addressed privately in order to protect the victim.









The bill also has sponsorship in the Assembly.

 















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