SB 712 Higher education; handling of sexual assault cases.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Institutions of higher education; reporting acts of sexual violence. Requires any responsible employee of a public or private nonprofit institution of higher education who in the course of his employment obtains information that an act of sexual violence has been committed against a student or on campus property or other property related to the institution to report such information to the Title IX coordinator for the institution as soon as practicable. The bill requires the Title IX coordinator to report such information to a review committee, which shall meet within 72 hours of the receipt of information of an alleged act of sexual violence and which shall include the Title IX coordinator, a representative of law enforcement, and a student affairs representative. If the review committee determines that disclosure of the information regarding the alleged act of sexual violence is necessary to protect the health and safety of the victim or other individuals, the representative of law enforcement on the review committee shall disclose the information, including personally identifiable information, to the law-enforcement agency responsible for investigating the alleged act. In cases involving a felony sexual assault, the representative of law enforcement on the review committee, or in certain situations, another committee member, shall consult with the local attorney for the Commonwealth or other prosecutor responsible for prosecuting the alleged act of sexual violence.

The bill requires the governing board of each public or private nonprofit institution of higher education to (i) establish a written memorandum of understanding with a local sexual assault crisis center or other victim support service and (ii) adopt policies to provide victims with information on contacting such center or service. The bill requires each public or private nonprofit institution of higher education to annually certify to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia that it has reviewed its sexual violence policy. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to monitor the impact the legislation will have on the workload of local victim witness programs and report its findings to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees for Courts of Justice by October 1, 2016. This bill is identical to HB 1930.

Full text:
12/04/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101205D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15104284D-S1  pdf | impact statement
01/26/15  Senate: Substitute bill reprinted 15104284D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/09/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15104955D-S2  pdf
02/16/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15105075D-H1  pdf
02/27/15  Senate: Conference substitute printed 15105673D-S3  pdf
03/06/15  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB712ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/15/15  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB712ER2)  pdf
04/15/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0745)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
12/04/14  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101205D
12/04/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/15  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/15  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15104284D-S1
01/26/15  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/26/15  Senate: Substitute bill reprinted 15104284D-S1
01/27/15  Senate: Incorporates SB734
01/27/15  Senate: Incorporates SB1252
01/27/15  Senate: Incorporates SB1275
01/27/15  Senate: Incorporates SB981
02/09/15  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
02/09/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15104955D-S2
02/09/15  Senate: Incorporates SB734
02/09/15  Senate: Incorporates SB981
02/09/15  Senate: Incorporates SB1252
02/09/15  Senate: Incorporates SB1275
02/10/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/10/15  Senate: Read second time
02/10/15  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/10/15  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 15104284D-S1
02/10/15  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/10/15  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 15104955D-S2
02/10/15  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB712S2
02/10/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/10/15  Senate: Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/12/15  House: Placed on Calendar
02/12/15  House: Read first time
02/12/15  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/15  House: Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15105075D-H1
02/17/15  House: Read second time
02/18/15  House: Read third time
02/18/15  House: Committee substitute agreed to 15105075D-H1
02/18/15  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB712H1
02/18/15  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/15  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/15  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 36-N)
02/23/15  House: House insisted on substitute
02/23/15  House: House requested conference committee
02/24/15  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/15  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/15  Senate: Senators: Smith, Black, Cosgrove
02/25/15  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/25/15  House: Delegates: Bell, Robert B., Massie, Toscano
02/27/15  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/27/15  Senate: Conference substitute printed 15105673D-S3
02/27/15  House: Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/27/15  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
02/27/15  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/06/15  Senate: Enrolled
03/06/15  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB712ER)
03/06/15  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/15  Senate: Signed by President
03/10/15  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/15  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/15  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/14/15  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/15/15  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/15/15  House: Passed by temporarily
04/15/15  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/15/15  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/15/15  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/15  Senate: Reenrolled
04/15/15  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB712ER2)
04/15/15  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/15  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/15  House: Enacted, Chapter 745 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0745)