The panel of state lawmakers agreed to set up an anonymous reporting website, and hopes to set up both informal and formal complaint processes.
An analysis by The Associated Press found that about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year.
Leaders have appointed an interim committee to hash out recommendations from an outside human resources firm over the summer.
The historic expulsion of state Rep. Steve Lebsock and allegations against Mayor Michael Hancock fueled the policy change.
The report recommends hiring new staff to help manage sexual harassment complaints.
It’s not just that they’re barred from talking to the press.
Craig Morgan, an attorney in Phoenix, worked on a sexual harassment investigation at Arizona's capital.
Republicans said it would be a "dereliction of duty" to punt the appointment to the governor.
State Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton was expelled from the legislature Friday after accusations of sexual harassment.
Lebsock becomes the first state House member expelled since 1915, when Rep. William Howlett was ejected after he perjured himself.