Arizona House Members To Get Harassment Training

Jan 9, 2018

Arizona House of Representatives
Credit Arizona Capitol Times

All 60 members of the Arizona House are set to receive training on sexual harassment and other ethical issues.

Tuesday's training session comes as an investigation into harassment complaint made in October by a female lawmaker against Rep. Don Shooter continues. Shooter has been removed as head of the appropriations committee but remains a member.

Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard called for an end to sexual harassment at the state Capitol during Monday's opening day session. He apologized to women who felt unsafe.

Mesnard said he was disheartened by reports of harassment in the House and called on all men to act like gentlemen and treat all women like they would like their wives or mothers to be treated.

Mesnard created a written House harassment policy after the allegations emerged.