A committee composed of women who are victims and survivors of sexual harassment while working in state government on Thursday cheered the potential for hearings on the issue in Albany.

Senate Majority Leader-designate Andrea Stewart-Cousins in an interview Wednesday with WNYC indicated a push for new measures to combat sexual harassment as well as public hearings.

“We will be able to have the hearings and see what we need to do, if anything, to strengthen the laws,” Stewart-Cousins said in the interview.

The Sexual Harassment Working Group has for nearly a year called on lawmakers as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo to back hearings to address how the state can combat sexual harassment and misconduct.

“The illumination of the breadth and depth of sexual harassment in New York State is long overdue. Victims across all industries deserve to be heard; workers across New York deserve to know their elected officials are ready and willing to listen,” the group said in a statement.

“We are excited to work with the Senate, Assembly, Governor, and all state officials in improving protections against sexual harassment, and we look forward to the legislature scheduling public hearings very soon.”

Democrats in January are poised to take control of the state Senate for the first time in a decade.

Lawmakers and Cuomo did agree to a slate of sexual harassment law changes, but the working group has pointed to further concerns that need to be addressed.