Higher educational institutions; memorandum of understanding and policies for sexual assaults. (SB1329)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Institutions of higher education; sexual assault; memorandum of understanding and policies. Requires the governing board of each public or private 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 that require the institution to offer to refer the sexual assault victim to the sexual assault crisis center, encourage victims to take steps to preserve physical evidence, provide clear guidance on linking victims to other community resources, provide options for victims who do not want to make an official report to make an anonymous report, and provide amnesty for victims who fear their conduct may also be questioned or who are concerned that an official report might jeopardize their academic status. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103641D
01/15/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Committee substitute printed 15104288D-S1
01/26/2015Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1192
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1379
02/09/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Committee substitute printed 15104930D-S2
02/09/2015Incorporates SB1192
02/09/2015Incorporates SB1379
02/10/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Passed by temporarily
02/10/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104288D-S1
02/10/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104930-S2
02/10/2015Floor substitute printed 15104970D-S3 (Saslaw)
02/10/2015Substitute by Senator Saslaw agreed to 15104970D-S3
02/10/2015Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1329S3
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Placed on Calendar
02/12/2015Read first time
02/12/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2015Tabled in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB981.