Summary: H.Res.604 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/02/2017)

Congressional Education About Sexual harassment Eradication Resolution or the CEASE Resolution

Amends Rule XXIII (Code of Official Conduct) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require each Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to: (1) complete the Office of Compliance's program of sexual harassment prevention and response training in employment annually; and (2) certify to the House Committee on Ethics by January 31 of each year that the individual has completed the program in the previous year.

Requires each current Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, and employee to meet such training and certification requirement not later than the earlier of 120 days after the adoption of this resolution or December 31, 2018. Requires each new Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, and employee to certify completion of such program within 60 days after beginning service.

Considers failure to meet such requirement a violation of Rule XXIII.

Expresses the sense of the House that the Office of Compliance should:

  • update, as specified, its program of sexual harassment prevention and response training in employment; and
  • consult with the Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center in updating and implementing such program.