Higher educational institutions; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault. (HB2139)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Institutions of higher education; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault; academic transcript hold. Requires (i) any administrator employed by an institution of higher education, except in the case of administrators employed by the University of Virginia at the University of Virginia Medical Center, who through the course of his employment obtains information alleging that a felony criminal sexual assault has been committed by or against an enrolled student to report within 24 hours such information to the local law-enforcement agency and (ii) any campus police officer employed by an institution of higher education who through the course of his employment obtains information alleging that a felony criminal sexual assault has been committed by or against an enrolled student to report within 24 hours such information to the local attorney for the Commonwealth. The bill requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, to develop guidelines that delineate the extent to which state and federal privacy laws limit the reporting requirements of the bill. The bill also requires that the registrar of each institution of higher education or the other employee, office, or department of the institution that is responsible for maintaining student academic records shall place a hold on the academic transcript of each student who is alleged to have committed a felony criminal sexual assault until such time as the institution deems it appropriate to release such hold. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2015Committee
01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101433D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2015Referred from Courts of Justice
01/29/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2139)
02/10/2015Left in Education