FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 17, 2015
COLUMBIA––Today, Rep. Kip Kendrick is releasing his proposed policy additions to the Missouri House Member Handbook and Intern Handbook. Rep. Kendrick was appointed to a House “working group”, tasked with this goal in May, and has previously submitted his draft to the group.
“As the representative of three higher educational institutions in Columbia, I understand the importance of legislative internships to the education and career development of students. Therefore, I felt compelled to take the initiative to consult with interns and former interns, university officials responsible for interns, Title IX specialists, and attorneys to define the professionally acceptable parameters in the interaction among House members, staff, interns, and others in the Capitol.”
“I am releasing this document today to ensure that policies adopted by the House are publicly vetted and appropriately critiqued in order to safeguard interns, maximize their educational experience, and restore the integrity of the House of Representatives.”