Report 2013-124 Recommendation Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure that all universities provide sufficient training, the Legislature should amend state law to require universities to train all of their employees annually, consistent with their role, on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence involving students.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 1778 would have, commencing January 1, 2018, required the governing boards of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing boards of independent postsecondary institutions, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, to conduct annual training of their respective employees on the employee's obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students. This bill was vetoed by the Governor.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Legislation Proposed But Not Enacted


Description of Legislative Action

AB 1778 was introduced on February 3, 2016, and would require the governing boards of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing boards of independent postsecondary institutions, in order to receive state funds for student financial assistance, to conduct annual training of their respective employees on the employee's obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Legislation Introduced


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