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Title Prevent Sexual Misconduct At Higher Ed Campuses
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education (01/04/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/04/2019
Description

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.

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