Politics
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Thu April 10, 2014

Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Legislators Awaits Governor's Signature

John Arnold
Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News

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.

The bills were filed as a response to the alleged behavior of former Rep. John Arnold, a Sturgis Democrat, who was accused in formal ethics complaints of sexually harassing three African-American female state employees. In a decision in that case made  on Tuesday, the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission found Arnold not guilty of the charges.