(KSOO) — With heightened sensitivity to sexual assault and harassment the South Dakota Legislature will be addressing the issue this coming session. Both parties and chambers agree that focusing on training that involves ethics in all matters will be of great benefit to elected officials. Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd of Sioux Falls also stresses the importance of an outside party to provide instruction.
Several years ago the Legislators had a training, but Curd believes plenty of changes have occurred and lots of new knowledge is available.
Curd also notes the short but intense nature of the session can be a factor in people’s behavior in Pierre. All 105 Legislators will attend the gathering along with the staff of the Legislative Research Council.