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Prevent Sexual Misconduct At Higher Ed Campuses

Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.
2019 Regular Session
Higher Education
Bill Summary

The bill requires each institution of higher education (institution) to adopt, periodically review, and update a policy on sexual misconduct (policy). The bill establishes minimum requirements for the policies, including reporting options, procedures for investigations and adjudications, and protections for involved persons. Institutions shall promote the policy by posting information on their websites and annually distributing the policy and information.

Institutions are required to provide training on awareness and prevention of sexual misconduct, the policy, and resources available to discuss such misconduct.

The bill requires institutions to report to the department of higher education (department) on their policies and training, and the department shall post the reports on its website.

The department is to host biennial summits on sexual misconduct on institution campuses to facilitate communication, share information, and hear from experts. The bill identifies the membership of the planning committee for the summits. The planning committees are to report to specified committees of the general assembly on the summits.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Pettersen, Sen. F. Winter
Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. B. McLachlan



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