ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House of Representatives is considering sweeping changes to their decades-old discrimination and sexual harassment policies.
The push to revamp the internal policies came after sexual misconduct allegations against two state lawmakers who resigned last year.READ MORE: Driver Shot While On I-394 In St. Louis Park, Investigation Underway
A rule change proposed by Majority Leader Joyce Peppin Friday would extend beyond the Capitol for members. It also details how complaints can be made and would toughen rules on retaliation.READ MORE: Recipe: Thai Bowls From The Classic Grill At Madden’s On Gull Lake
The measure would also change how harassment claims are handled, including those from third parties. One of the women who accused Rep. Tony Cornish of unwanted sexual advances was a lobbyist but there wasn’t a process to handle it.
Peppin plans to introduce the proposal Monday, as well as a resolution letting lawmakers to continue reviewing workplace policies.MORE NEWS: MN WEATHER: Several Rounds Of Light Snow Expected Over Next Several Days
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