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Bill signed for independent review of harassment complaints

August 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Starting next year, sexual harassment complaints against New Hampshire lawmakers will be handled by an independent investigator.

Currently, complaints are reported to the House or Senate chiefs of staff. Under a bill signed by Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday, complaints will go to an independent human resources employee instead starting in January.

Supporters say sexual harassment is a real and continuing problem in workplaces, including the Statehouse. Opponents say administrative policy shouldn’t be enshrined in state law.

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