State Representative Pre-files Bill on Legislative Sexual Harassment

State Representative Kelly Flood pre-filed a bill on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to protect state legislative employees from sexual harassment. The bill prohibits legislators from using taxpayer dollars to settle harassment complaints, while assigning sexual-harassment oversight to the non-partisan, publicly regarded Legislative Ethics Commission. Flood said this move should ensure legislators are not policing themselves and that there is a timely, fair process for reporting and investigating sexual harassment on the job. The bill creates a tip line, sets up a defined 30-day complaint process, and requires annual public reporting on the number of harassment complaints and the actions taken toward resolution.

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