Higher educational institutions; prevention of sexual violence on campus. (HJ603)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; prevention of sexual violence on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses in Virginia. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee must (i) ascertain the breadth of the problem of sexual violence on public and private college campuses in the Commonwealth; (ii) review all relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and policies to identify appropriate ways in which sexual violence may be abated; (iii) assess the policies, process, and procedures for reporting crimes of sexual violence used by colleges and universities in the Commonwealth; (iv) determine whether any institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth have pending U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights investigations for the manner in which allegations and reports of sexual violence have been managed; (v) collaborate with other local, state, federal, college, and community advocates and police departments and entities to address the problem throughout the Commonwealth's higher education and criminal justice systems and among parents and students; (vi) make recommendations to ensure safe college and university campuses throughout the Commonwealth; and (vii) carry out any other duties the joint subcommittee deems proper to facilitate the study. The joint subcommittee must submit its report to the Governor and the 2016 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103081D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2015Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104823D-H1
02/09/2015Taken up
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104823D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ603H1
02/09/2015Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Reading waived
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/24/2015Left in Rules


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.