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Nevada Adopts New Rules, Reporting System And Training

RENO, Nev. (AP) — After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies.

A 50-state review by The Associated Press found that almost all legislative chambers now have at least some type of written sexual harassment policy, though they vary widely.

About a third of all legislative chambers — including Nevada's — do not require lawmakers to receive training about what constitutes sexual harassment.

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But Nevada lawmakers did amend their standing rules on the final day of the last session to subject lobbyists to the same sexual misconduct prohibitions that apply to legislators and their staffs.

They also adopted a resolution direction the legislature's administrative arm to establish a formal procedure for the first time to field anonymous complaints.