H.R. 561: Protecting Victims on Campus Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 06, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Patrick Meehan
Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 06, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5844 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 18, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to provide further clarity for institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Higher Education and Workforce Training

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/6/2013--Introduced.
Protecting Victims on Campus Act of 2013 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to revise provisions that require each institution of higher education (IHE) participating in a title IV (Student Assistance) program to comply with certain crime reporting requirements.
Requires IHEs to provide students and employees with a list of the titles, in each department of the IHE, of each individual who is a campus security authority to whom they should report specified criminal offenses.
Includes criminal offenses involving minors that are reported to campus security authorities or the local police among the criminal offenses that are to be included in: (1) the annual campus security report provided to current and prospective students and employees, and (2) the timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to the community.
Requires the personally identifiable information of victims to be kept confidential when IHEs are making timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to the community.
Requires IHEs, in carrying out their obligation to make such timely reports, to: (1) designate an individual to serve as campus security authority coordinator, and (2) provide for the training of that coordinator and the campus security authorities.
Directs the Secretary of Education, when imposing civil penalties on IHEs for substantial violations of the crime reporting requirements, to distinguish between IHEs that intentionally violated those requirements and those whose violations are attributable to institutional neglect.
Requires the Secretary to provide each IHE that is to be investigated for violating such reporting requirements with a timeline of the investigation and a preliminary report that includes the reasons for the investigation.

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