Higher educational institutions; reporting of sexual assault, penalty. (SB1252)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; reporting of sexual assualt; penalty. Requires any employee of a public institution of higher education who through the course of his employment obtains information alleging a criminal sexual assault has occurred to report within 24 hours such information to law enforcement. The bill provides that a person in violation of the reporting requirement is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also 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. Read the Bill »


01/26/2015: Merged into SB712


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101236D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/2015Incorporated by Education and Health (SB712-Black) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


KAB writes:

Yes, we should immediately report all such crimes to law enforcement!