Update on Campus Sexual Assault Forum
COMMITTEE ON JOINT EDUCATION
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11:10 AM -- Update on Campus Sexual Assault Forum
The committee recessed.
Representative Lee called the meeting back to order. Senator Hill discussed the Campus Sexual Assault Forum and its goals, and the report (Attachment A). Representative Fields discussed campus safety concerns and how to stop campus sexual assaults. She discussed the conference that was held at Auraria and the attendees. She spoke about the possibility of legislation to add accountability for preventing and responding to campus sexual assaults, and what the best practices are in response and prevention. She spoke about a grant program, and how to help smaller campuses that do not have the resources to adequately respond to or prevent sexual assaults. Representative Priola thanked Representative Fields for her work and spoke about the stakeholders. He discussed Title IX and federal requirements. He spoke about conflicts between state and federal law and how that challenges campuses.
Representatives Fields, Priola, and Senator Hill responded to questions from the committee. Representative Lee thanked the three participants.