Lawmakers discuss Hawaii sexual harassment complaint reforms

  • In this March 21, 2018, file photo, former Hawaii House Speaker Rep. Joe Souki attends a news conference in Honolulu. Female lawmakers at the Hawaii state Capitol want the House and Senate to update rules on handling sexual harassment complaints, a push that comes amid high-profile misconduct allegations nationwide and after Souki resigned after being accused of inappropriate behavior toward women. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, file)

  • In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, Hawaii House Majority Leader Rep. Della Au Belatti, center, speaks to reporters as House Speaker Scott Saiki and Vice Speaker Mark Nakashima, right, listen in Honolulu. Female lawmakers at the Hawaii state Capitol want the House and Senate to update rules on handling sexual harassment complaints, a push that comes amid high-profile misconduct allegations nationwide and after a former Hawaii House speaker resigned after being accused of inappropriate behavior toward women. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, file)

HONOLULU — Women lawmakers at the Hawaii state Capitol want the House and Senate to update rules on handling sexual harassment complaints — a push that comes amid high-profile misconduct allegations nationwide and after a former Hawaii House speaker resigned after acknowledging inappropriate behavior toward women.

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