State Reps React to House & Senate Approval of New Sexual Harassment Training Programs

State Reps React to House & Senate Approval of New Sexual Harassment Training Programs

The house and senate approved a new sexual harassment training program Tuesday.

The measure requires the legislature, their staffers and lobbyists to learn about what constitutes harassment, how to report harassment and what the penalties are for violating ethics rules. The training would begin in 2018 says representative Barbara Flynn Currie of chicago.

(:17 bite): i think… around this assembly.

The bill also adds a specific ban on sexual harassment to the general assembly’s ethics code and imposes an up to five thousand dollar fine

Representative Kelly Cassidy of Chicago supports the bill and says she hopes the discussion doesn’t end here.

(:13 bite): this is… of this building.

The bill also creates a hotline for victims to report harassment.