Government
3:29 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky State Senators To Undergo Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Credit Kentucky Senate courtesy Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kentucky state senators will be required to undergo sexual harassment training before the start of next year’s legislative session.  

Senate president Robert Stivers said it will be held in conjunction with the already required ethics training. Senate staffers will also have to take the training. Stivers said he believes the program is in the Senate's best interest.

Sexual harassment arose as an issue in the General Assembly earlier this year when legislative staffers lodged complaints against former state Representative John Arnold of Sturgis.

Arnold resigned shortly afterward.

A House investigative committee is looking into the allegations against Arnold and, if confirmed, could recommend a reprimand or fine.