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Harassment bills reach Senate floor

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Drew White
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–Anti-sexual harassment policies and mandatory training for all state public servants are one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved anti-sexual harassment bills Wednesday sponsored by three female legislators– Rep. Barbara Carpenter and Sen. Regina Barrow, both Democrats from Baton Rouge, and Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell.

“The bill would give opportunities for victims to have more latitude and would encourage reporting because we know these things typically go under-reported,” said Hewitt.

All three bills would require public servants to receive a minimum of one hour of education and training on preventing

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