S2081: An act concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses

The bill is on the move! It was reported out favorably by the Joint Committee on Higher Education to Senate Ways and Means. After receiving a favorable report from Senate Ways and Means, it has been ordered to a Third Reading in the Senate.

Filed by Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Rep. Dan Donahue and Senator Michael Moore

This bill requires all public or private higher education institutions to include information on dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in their campus security policies in coordination with the institution's Title IX coordinator. The Dept. of Higher Education shall appoint a campus safety advisor to work with the institutions. all institutions shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with a sexual assault crisis service center and domestic violence agency and schools shall have a confidential resource advisor for students. Upon receiving a report of sexual violence, schools shall provide concise notification of the alleged victim's rights and options and shall also provide a method for reporting anonymously. This will would also require students to participate in mandatory annual dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking primary prevention and awareness programming.

For full text of the bill and hearing updates, please click here.