Missouri House redesigning intern policies to prevent sexual harassment

The Missouri House of Representatives has been devising new policies regarding internships following the resignation of two legislators amidst allegations of sexual harassment.

House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, said legislators’ top priority is ethics reform “that can help improve the culture and also the public perception of the Capitol.”

The reforms are expected to include guidelines for hiring Capitol interns, an improved orientation program for both interns and supervisors, and a code of conduct for electronic communications.

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