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 assault, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Missouri. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017
Length: 54 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on April 5, 2017, 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).
23 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Cardin Calls on Secretary DeVos to Protect Victims of Campus Sexual Assault”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 16, 2018
“Cardin Calls on Secretary DeVos to Maintain Protections for Student Victims of Sexual Assault”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 7, 2017
Jul 30, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2692 (113th).
Feb 26, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 590 (114th).
Apr 5, 2017
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S. 856 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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