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S. 590 (114th): Campus Accountability and Safety Act

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A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to combat campus sexual violence, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Claire McCaskill

Sponsor. Senator for Missouri. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015
Length: 51 pages
Feb 26, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


37 Cosponsors (24 Democrats, 12 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Wyden Joins Bipartisan Push to Pass Bill to Combat Campus Sexual Assault
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2016

To Combat Campus Sexual Assault, Republican Leaders And Sexual Assault Survivors Join Senators Gillibrand And McCaskill To Renew Push For Senate To Pass Campus Accountability and Safety Act
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2016

Capito Joins Colleagues and Sexual Assault Survivors to Renew Push for Passage of Bipartisan Sexual Assault Bill
    — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2016

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Feb 26, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 590 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 590. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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