SENATE, No. 397

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Senator† PETER J. BARNES, III

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires institutions of higher education to post information on sexual assaults on website and provide the information to prospective students.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

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An Act concerning information on sexual assaults occurring at institutions of higher education and supplementing P.L.1994, c.160 (C.18A:61E-1 et seq.).

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† a. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, an institution of higher education shall provide for public inspection on its website information concerning the total number of allegations of sexual assault made by a student enrolled in the institution or made by an employee of the institution against another such student or employee. The institution shall update the information each month.† The institution shall provide a link to the information on the homepage of the institutionís website.

†††† b.††† An institution of higher education shall provide with all paper applications for admission to the institution a hard copy of its most recent sexual assault information posted pursuant to subsection a. of this section.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires an institution of higher education, beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, to provide for public inspection on its website information concerning the total number of allegations of sexual assault made by a student or employee against another student or employee. This information is required to be updated each month and a link to the information must be provided on the homepage of the institutionís website. The bill also requires an institution to provide a hard copy of its most recent sexual assault information with all paper applications for admission to the institution.