Assemblyman Micah Kellner violated the Assembly’s sexual harassment policies and created a hostile work environment, an ethics panel determined in a letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver released Monday evening.

Silver, in turn, announced that Kellner would be barred from holding committee chairmanships and have his staff allocations frozen, which would be reduced through attrition.

The longtime speaker, whose leadership in the last year has been rocked by the multiple sexual harassment complaints leveled against rank-and-file members in the chamber, did not call for the Manhattan Democrat to resign.

“I hope these actions will send a loud and clear message that we will not tolerate this type of behavior and that sexual harassment has no place in the Assembly,” Silver said in a statement.

The Assembly Ethics Committee wrote in a letter to Silver that Kellner created a “hostile work environment” and that his conduct “reflects poorly on the entire body.”

In addition to the penalties imposed by Silver, the Ethics Committee also recommended that Kellner not have any legislative interns working in his office.

In a separate letter to Kellner, Silver wrote that he “admonished” Kellner on behalf of the Assembly.

Both the findings of the Ethics Committee and Silver’s letter to Kellner spelling out the sanctions, were released after 7 p.m. on Monday, the day before New Year’s Eve.

The Kellner case is just one of three sexual harassment cases to hit the Democratic-led chamber in recent months.

In 2012, allegations surfaced that Assemblyman Vito Lopez had sexually harassed and abused women working in his office. Silver and the state agreed to pay out $103,000 in settlement money to the women, which was kept confidential.

Silver has apologized for keeping the settlement money a secret and says no laws were broken in securing the agreement.

Lopez resigned following a Joint Commission on Public Ethics report that detailed the graphic allegations of the women amid public pressure.

This month, western New York Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak was also accused of sexual harassment by multiple women who worked in the Assembly, which is now the subject of a forthcoming lawsuit.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with Silver and other Democrats, have said Gabryszak should resign if the allegations of harassment are true.

In sum, the cases have called into question the durability of Silver’s leadership in the Assembly as well as how legislative aides, especially women, are treated within the walls of the Capitol.

Rank-and-file lawmakers have insisted they will continue to support Silver, and the speaker himself has said he believes his leadership remains secure.

Kellner Findings-1 (1) by Nick Reisman

Speaker Letter to Kellner by Nick Reisman