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HB 2139 Higher educational institutions; reporting of felony criminal sexual assault.

Introduced by: David J. Toscano | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

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.


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