TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A newly elected Kansas lawmaker accused of threatening two state officers and abusive conduct towards ladies and younger girls earlier than taking his seat will get a public warning about his previous conduct somewhat than dealing with potential elimination from workplace, a committee determined Friday.
A state Home committee reviewing a complaint towards state Rep. Aaron Coleman, of Kansas Metropolis, Kansas, mentioned it’ll draft and ship him a public letter of warning that can embody expectations about his future conduct. The panel’s three Democrats most popular stronger motion towards Coleman, however its three Republicans have been cautious of disciplining him for actions occurring earlier than he took workplace.
Some Democrats needed to censure or expel the 20-year-old Coleman, however both motion would take a two-thirds majority. The chamber’s Republican leaders have been cautious of overturning an election, and through Friday’s committee assembly, members of each events mentioned they did not wish to base their determination on Coleman’s conduct as a minor.
The committee’s determination means a criticism filed towards Coleman by 13 Democrats, together with Home Minority Chief Tom Sawyer, of Wichita, will likely be dismissed. However committee members mentioned the letter will act as a information for Coleman, and if he doesn’t abide by what it spells out, he might face one other criticism.