Former state Senate President Stan Rosenberg is resigning his position.
Rosenberg has submitted a letter of resignation to the Senate that takes effect at five p.m. today.
Rosenberg stepped aside as Senate president last year amid a sex assault and harassment scandal involving his husband Bryon Hefner.
He had hoped to remain in the Senate seat representing Amherst, but says the Senate ethics committee report makes it impossible for him to continue.
The Governor says that Rosenberg made the right decision.
He does not say whether he will call Rosenberg to wish him well.
(picture provided by Senator's office)