Opposition to college sexual assault reporting bill in Utah
Victim advocates are concerned that a bill may come back in Utah that would mandate criminal reporting of campus sexual assaults.
HB 254 ran out of time Monday to be heard, and it may not make it back before the session ends.
Supporters say colleges need a way to stop rapists and perpetrators of sexual assault by being given the tools to report it to outside law enforcement.
But survivors and victim advocates say it would make victims afraid to come forward.
Utah’s Office of Higher Education says they don’t need the bill nor do they want it, because federal law already covers this issue.
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