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More than one-third of Tennessee House lawmakers have failed to take mandatory sexual harassment training

Joel Ebert and Dave Boucher, The Tennessean • Feb 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM

More than one-third of House lawmakers have failed to watch a mandatory 22-minute sexual harassment training video, according to records obtained by The Tennessean from state human resources officials.

Records indicate as of Tuesday, 12 of 25 Democrats, or less than 50 percent, and 26 of 73 Republicans, or 35 percent, in the House have failed to watch the 22-minute video and submitted a certificate of completion.

The deadline for House lawmakers to complete the training was Jan. 31.

Eleven lawmakers watched the video after the deadline passed, as of Tuesday. 

Among those yet to watch the training video and submit documentation are local lawmakers Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, and Rep. Bud Hulsey, R-Kingsport.

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