(KTRS/AP) – Missouri House members must take annual sexual harassment training.
A House panel voted Thursday to approve the new rules. They also expanded the definition of who is required to report harassment claims. The changes come after high profile allegations and instances of harassment of interns.
Then House Speaker John Diehl resigned after admitting to exchanging sexually explicit text messages with an intern. State Senator Paul LeVota resigned amid allegations that he harassed interns.
Lawmakers have generally applauded this move as a step forward.