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House establishes group to improve how it handles sex harassment complaints

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The state House has established a working group to evaluate new procedures on "disruptive behavior," including sexual harassment.

The group comes in the wake of Former House Speaker Joe Souki's resignation as part of a settlement over sexual harassment complaints

House Speaker Scott Saiki announced the new working group Wednesday, formally named the "Interim Working Group to Evaluate House Procedures on Disruptive Behavior."

He said the group will evaluate the body's current procedures on reporting, investigating, and eliminating inappropriate behavior. 

"This working group is comprised of experts who will recommend improvements to the House's workplace standards and procedures. We are taking this initiative to ensure that the House maintains a safe and productive working environment for all employees and visitors," Saiki said.

This story will be updated.

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