By Bob Katzen
The Senate approved the creation of a 9-member committee to review the sexual harassment policies and procedures of the Senate. The committee, chaired by Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem), has until May 15 to report its findings and make recommendations.
“The Senate has a responsibility to its members, its employees, and to all those who do business here to ensure that all are given the fullest protections
from workplace sexual harassment,” Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler said in a statement. “I have full confidence that Sen. Lovely and this committee will make certain that the Senate’s sexual harassment policies are modern, comprehensive and thorough.”