Higher educational institutions; immunity from disciplinary action in certain cases. (HB457)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)

Progress

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

Description

Institutions of higher education; immunity from disciplinary action in certain cases involving a good faith report of an act of sexual violence. Includes the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors among the governing boards of public institutions of higher education that are each required to include as part of its policy, code, rules, or set of standards governing sexual violence a provision for immunity from disciplinary action for certain individuals who make good faith reports of acts of sexual violence. Under current law, the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors is exempted from such requirement. The bill also requires the governing board of each nonprofit private institution of higher education and each public institution of higher education to include as part of its policy, code, rules, or set of standards governing sexual violence a provision for immunity from disciplinary action based on curfew violation in any case in which disclosure of such violation is made in conjunction with a good faith report of an act of sexual violence. Under current law, such boards are only required to include such a provision for immunity from disciplinary action based on personal consumption of drugs or alcohol. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100928D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB457)

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