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Arizona Rep. Don Shooter removed from all committees after sexual harassment probe

A release from House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said Shooter will face censure on the House floor for his behavior, as well.

The Arizona State House of Representatives released a report Tuesday on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Don Shooter, who will be removed from all committee assignments immediately.

A release from House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said Shooter will face censure, a formal condemnation, on the House floor for his behavior, as well.

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According to the release, Mesnard will propose a formal anti-harassment policy, as well as a formal behavioral code for all representatives developed by a bipartisan panel.

Mesnard also intends to formalize a human resources department, the release said.

Finally, drinking alcohol on House premises will be prohibited.

Shooter released a statement after the House released it's findings, saying it's been a "humbling and eye-opening experience" for him.

“I am reviewing the report released by Speaker Mesnard today in connection with the investigation I requested. Although I have not finished reading it, I want to thank my colleagues for their patience and professionalism during this process.

I also want to thank the investigators, Craig Morgan and Lindsay Hesketh from the law firm Sherman & Howard. With so much at stake for so many, their task was no doubt challenging. I appreciate the seriousness with which they approached their assignment.

This has been a humbling and eye-opening experience for me. I look forward to working to repair relationships and serving my constituents and our great State.

I will have no further comment. Thank you.”

Shooter also levied a complaint against Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, but the investigation found no credible evidence that she violated House policy.

Ugenti-Rita and several others accused Shooter of sexual harassment last year.

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