Senator Dick Black (R-13) has introduced Senate Bill 712 which would force administrators and faculty members at public universities to report sexual assaults to the police within 48 hours. [read_more] From Senator Black’s office,
This bill requires school employees to report sexual assaults within 48 hours to law enforcement rather than handling it internally. We are working with various agencies to ensure the privacy rights of the victims are protected, while giving police the help they need while investigating these crimes on campus.
The summary of the bill can found here. Full details of the bill are here. This is a bill that we can all support. It can save the lives of Virginia women. Thank you Senator Black for caring about women on Virginia campuses!