Texas senate bill 21 and dating violence
Politi Fact rated Cruz’s claim that a previous amendment he introduced in 2013 would have prevented the massacre as mostly false. Data on Open States is automatically collected nightly from the official website of the Texas Legislature.The policy must include definitions of prohibited behavior, sanctions for violations, protocol for reporting and an explanation of an alleged victim’s rights, plus additional information outlined in the bill. 1 unless a vote passes that would speed up the integration process.Laura Johnson, Baylor’s Title IX coordinator, said in an email to the Lariat that Baylor’s current policy “already meets many of the HB 1735 requirements and is consistent with existing federal policies that are very similar.” Hoffman Estates, Ill., sophomore Zachary Tufenkjian is the co-president of It’s On Us BU, Baylor’s branch of a national organization against sexual assault on college campuses.
House Bill 1735 requires a college to provide a policy to its student body and faculty about sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and dating violence.
Kerry Burkley, the children’s program director at the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children in Waco and a part-time Baylor faculty member, had concerns about Senate Bill 212 requiring certain faculty members to file reports.
“I’d have to really step lightly on responding to whether or not the mandated component of the law is ideal for making sure that students who are victims of sexual assault have a space to at least tell people about it without having the fear that, ‘If I tell you and I don’t want it to be known, you’re going to make this known,’” Burkley said.
Tufenkjian agreed with Johnson’s statement that Baylor’s policy requirements were already similar to those included in the new bill.
“As far as changes at Baylor go, I don’t think it would affect that much beyond reinforcing what we are already doing,” Tufenkjian said.