Here's the deadline to comment on the legislature's anti-harassment policy changes | KOB 4
Advertisement

Here's the deadline to comment on the legislature's anti-harassment policy changes

Brittany Costello
December 17, 2017 04:48 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Allegations of sexual harassment have permeated the political sphere in late 2017, and in the last few weeks new ones have surfaced in New Mexico politics, involving both current and former legislators.

Advertisement

The allegations have even ended a lieutenant governor campaign by one current state senator.

As a result, several legislators have been working on changes to its policy surrounding discipline for harassment incidents in the Roundhouse, in an effort to crack down on offenders. The drafted revisions clarify who claims need to be reported to, and install a new procedure that calls for immediate investigations.

The changes also call for a required training course in the event of a reported incident.

If probable cause is found, depending on the offender, that person could receive a reprimand, censure or even expulsion.

The public is allowed to provide feedback on the changes through Jan. 8 by emailing comment@nmlegis.gov.

Credits

Brittany Costello

Copyright 2017 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement


Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement



Men's soccer, others on the chopping block at UNM Regents meeting today

Family, friends remember woman who died in hit-and-run crash

Couple accused of abusing three children

UNM beach volleyball players plan to fight for team

UNM men's soccer expected to be one of four programs cut