Aggressive campus anti-rape laws proposed for Texas colleges in wake of Baylor scandal

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'He also wants Texas to join California, New York and the handful of other states that have passed “affirmative consent” laws requiring colleges to tell students their sexual partner must indicate — either through words or actions — that they are OK with sexual contact before initiating it.
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Watson is also co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican and former judge, that would put in place some of the most stringent rules against rape on campus in the country.

Senate Bill 576 would require any school employee, and some student leaders, to report instances of “sexual harassment, sexual assault, family violence or stalking” to the campus president within 48 hours of becoming aware of the incident, or else face serious consequences.

People who fail to report could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor — punishable by up to $4,000 in fines and a year in jail — if they were found to have intentionally concealed information about an assault. Students who are "the highest-ranking member" of a club recognized by the school would be subject to these same penalties.'

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