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Despite promises, Florida won't pass sexual harassment bill

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sexual misconduct was one of the most talked about topics as Florida lawmakers began their annual session.

Now that it's wrapping up, the women who tried to pass bills to protect government workers from harassment are angry that nothing got done.

Despite Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran's vows to tackle the issue, lawmakers wrapped up non-budget business without an agreement on legislation to prevent and punish harassment.

A last-minute effort to salvage legislation died when the Senate refused to take up a compromise offered by the House.

Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan said the failure to pass a bill only serves to continue to silence women who have been victims of harassment.

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