We are now most of the way through the second legislative session without a substantive legislative response to the crisis of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation that plagues Pennsylvania's state capitol and governmental agencies. We call on all legislators to co-sponsor this legislation and work publicly to get it passed. We will all be watching.
The #MeToo Act at a glance:
-Bans the use of non-disclosure agreements which mask the names of Members of the General Assembly who are accused of harassment if the complaint is credible;
-Requires that credibly accused members of the Legislature be held accountable to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and require that they repay any settlements that were paid with taxpayer dollars;
-Requires that paid administrative leave, remote work assignments, and reimbursement for licensed professional counseling be offered to employees during the entire adjudication of the proceedings.
-Establishes procedures for keeping the investigatory, prosecutorial, and adjudicatory functions separate as required under Pennsylvania law;
-Establishes a new section of procedures for promulgating temporary regulations to facilitate the prompt implementation of this new section;
-Combines settlement provisions with provisions relating to the source of payment, the personal liability of elected officials, and the payment of awards
Sign this petition to call on your representative and senator to co-sponsor this bill in their respective chamber.