Speaker Carl Heastie Implements Sanctions Against Assemblymember Scott Bendett

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that he is immediately implementing sanctions recommended by the bipartisan Ethics and Guidance Committee concerning the conduct of Assemblymember Scott Bendett.

After a full investigation, the Ethics Committee found that:

Based on the report, and given member Bendett's sincere remorse and honest, active, and forthcoming participation in the process, coupled with the current highly emotional climate related to international strife, and pursuant to Section VIII.C of the Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, the Committee recommends that: Member Bendett be ordered to undergo sensitivity training.

Speaker Heastie accepts the full recommendations of the Committee.

View Letter from Speaker
View Letter from Ethics Committee