LOS LUNAS, NM—Today Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) asked New Mexico legislative leaders Brian Egolf and Mary Kay Papen to schedule a presentation from legislative agency directors on their experiences enforcing the Legislature's current "No Harassment" policy at a meeting of the Legislative Council later this week. The Legislative Council will meet on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. in Room 307 of the State Capitol.
Fajardo noted that the Legislative Council will discuss the formation of a working group to review the current policy and recommend changes. Fajardo requested that the directors of the Legislative Counsel Service and the Legislative Education Study Committee, Raúl Burciaga and Rachel Gudgel, respectively, present to the Legislative Council and the working group on how they have applied the policy to respond to harassment complaints.
"We cannot determine the best future course for the Legislature on this matter until we have a thorough comprehension of the limitations of the existing policy," Fajardo wrote. "I know you share my desire to ensure we provide the best possible environment for everyone who interacts with the Legislature. Receiving a report from our agency directors on their experiences in enforcing the current "No Harassment" policy is appropriate as our working group begins its review."
A copy of the letter is attached.