A bill that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for Kentucky state lawmakers is poised to become law.
Currently, such training isn’t mandatory for lawmakers, but an amendment to an ethics bill would change that.
The bill has passed both chambers and awaits the governor's signature. Similar legislation proposed by Democratic Representatives Sannie Overly and Jeff Donohue moved very little in the 60-day legislative session.
The bills were filed as a response to the alleged behavior of former Representative John Arnold, who was charged in formal ethics complaints to have sexually harassed three African-American female state employees. In a decision in that case made Tuesday, the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission found Arnold not guilty of the charges.