Bill would mandate La. colleges fire employees who fail to report sexual misconduct

Following LSU’s Title IX scandal, a legislative proposal seeks to increase transparency and tighten sexual violence accountability in colleges statewide.

The bill, filed by Rep. Aimee Freeman, says colleges must fire employees who fail to comply with reporting requirements for sexual misconduct involving students.

The bill would implement new terminology for sexual violence. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking would all fall under the umbrella term “power-based violence.”

Employees would be required to report any occurrence of power-based violence to the campus Title IX coordinator. The coordinator would then have to report to the chancellor and the system president would report to the management board.

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