HB18-1391 - Sexual Misconduct In Higher Education

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.

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 are to 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 posts information on 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 the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Latest update: May 1, 2018
05/01/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
04/25/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/18/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/18/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/17/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/16/2018 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education