Saturday, November 28, 2015

Video DC Gets Title IX - ish


Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, intended to combat campus sexual assault. The second panel consisted of University of California President Janet Napolitano and sexual assault victim advocates, who all offered strong recommendations.


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Federal Agency Regulatory Guidelines
Officials from the Government Accountability Office and the Departments of Labor and Education testified at a hearing on the regulatory rule-making process among federal agencies and the guidance documents that are issued to clarify existing rules and regulations. Committee members discussed issues such as the ambiguity and confusion that the guidance can cause and whether some agencies are overreaching in their enforcement of rules.


Couldn't then and can't now find archive at the committee pages or at Cal Channel, but there apparently are some clips of this meeting from Oct that UC leadership also made comments at:

Published on Oct 21, 2015(Carson, CA) – Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson), Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, convened a special hearing on the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus to discuss a growing problem in higher education…campus harassment and violence. The hearing was held in response to a recent White House report stating that 1 in 5 students fall victim to sexual assault during their college years. “California universities can better protect students by doing more to prevent, respond to, and resolve incidents involving sexual harassment and sexual violence,” said Assemblymember Gipson. “The freedom to teach and to learn is inseparable from the maintenance of a safe and hospitable learning environment.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Studies tell us that one in five college women will be sexually assaulted while they are pursuing a higher education. The numbers are shocking and California State Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) is determined to help campuses prevent these crimes. That’s why as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, Assemblymember Medina took part in a Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing that examined the issue of “Campus Sexual Harassment and Violence.” The hearing took place in Carson at California State University, Dominguez Hills, College of Extended and International Education. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear from Assemblymember Medina as he addresses this alarming problem.

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