SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The conduct committee of the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously decided Friday that an Oregon state representative who sent inappropriate texts to a fellow lawmaker must attend coaching and training.

The committee on Tuesday had decided that Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, violated workplace rules against sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment with a series of texts to Rep. Vikki Breese Iverson, R-Prineville, in April.

The committee also found Witt did not intend to create a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would exchange his vote on a bill for a date or sexual favors.

The four-member committee on Friday met virtually to decide what “remedy” to impose.

Rep. Ron Noble, R-McMinnville, and Rep. Raquel Moore-Greene, R-Salem, pushed a harder line. They approved motions to recommend the House speaker remove Witt from all committees for the remainder of his term, but with Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene, and Rep. Tawna Sanchez, D-Portland, opposed, it failed to achieve a majority.

Sanchez said she believed the sanction was too severe given the level of the infraction.

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Witt’s text messages were ambiguous, according to an independent investigation. Breese Iverson and others had testified that she was severely shaken by the exchange. Others viewed them as non-sexual. Witt has denied any wrongdoing.

On April 12, Iverson texted Witt to ask for his vote on one of her proposals over water rights on a specific piece of land. After a few texts on the bill, Witt diverted the discussion, texting: “We probably need to go for a beer sometime.”

When Breese Iverson didn’t acknowledge the message and instead kept selling her bill, Witt wrote: “I’m not wedded to a beer by any means. Could be dinner or……?”

“Or what?” Breese Iverson texted. Witt replied: “I’ve made two offerings. If you wanna meet, find something better than dinner or beer.”

“Trying to get a vote count,” Breese Iverson replied.