BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is updating its anti-sexual harassment policies for lawmakers.
A legislative committee last month moved to update the policy in place for almost 30 years. It says sexual harassment “in any manner” won’t be tolerated. But there’s no formal process for reporting.
North Dakota legislative leaders say they are not aware of any sexual harassment allegations in the Legislature. But they say it’s time to update the policies since many are coming up in political and entertainment circles.
Jim Smith, who heads the Legislature’s research arm, says other states’ policies are being studied for procedures of reporting allegations of sexual misconduct. He says a draft of a new policy could be done in March.