Complaints of sexual misconduct are continuing to mount in state legislatures as the 2019 sessions begin and lawmakers consider whether to add safeguards against harassment.

Claims in a handful of states make it clear that the #MeToo movement was not a one-year phenomenon in many state capitols.

Some states are taking their first steps since the October 2017 reports alleging sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national movement.

The Associated Press has tallied at least 90 state lawmakers who have resigned or been expelled, faced other repercussions or been publicly accused of sexual misconduct since the beginning of 2017.

In this Aug. 20, 2018 photo, Massachusetts state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Hampshire, speaks during an interview in Springfield, Mass. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)
In this Aug. 20, 2018 photo, Massachusetts state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Hampshire, speaks during an interview in Springfield, Mass. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)
FILE - This Feb. 9, 2012, file photo shows Sen. Liz Brown. The new Indiana policies come after a year in which the state attorney general and House speaker both were named in sexual misconduct allegations. (Cathie Rowand/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)
FILE – This Feb. 9, 2012, file photo shows Sen. Liz Brown. The new Indiana policies come after a year in which the state attorney general and House speaker both were named in sexual misconduct allegations. (Cathie Rowand/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, Ga., presents SB 352, in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, Ga., presents SB 352, in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

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