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Legislation

Read: Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Named for Penn State Hazing Victim

Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Named for Penn State Hazing Victim

“Tim’s Law,” named after Penn State hazing victim Timothy Piazza will enforce strict rules and policies when it comes to hazing on campus.

Read: Texas School Safety Plan Released By Governor Abbott

Texas School Safety Plan Released By Governor Abbott

Governor Abbott’s plan brings a series of state policy changes and school safety recommendations in a wide range of areas.

Read: House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee also held a hearing to discuss failures made by the FBI and law enforcement in acting on warning signs displayed by the Parkland gunman.

Read: Trump Signs Sexual Assault Bill to Protect Young Athletes

Trump Signs Sexual Assault Bill to Protect Young Athletes

The new law will require adults who interact with young athletes to report suspected child abuse within 24 hours to local law enforcement.

Read: UC Sues Trump Administration over DACA Repeal

UC Sues Trump Administration over DACA Repeal

UC President Janet Napolitano was secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013 and helped create the DACA program.

Read: Colleges Pledge to Protect DACA Students After Program Repealed

Colleges Pledge to Protect DACA Students After Program Repealed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces DACA will be phased out in six months and urges Congress to legislate a replacement program.

Read: Texas Campus Carry Law Now Includes Community Colleges

Texas Campus Carry Law Now Includes Community Colleges

The Texas Campus Carry Law was passed in August 2016, allowing four-year public university students to carry a concealed weapon on campus.

Read: Weld County School District (Colo.) Preparing to Arm Teachers

Weld County School District (Colo.) Preparing to Arm Teachers

Colorado law states that staff members can carry concealed weapons in schools if they have a permit and are designated as a security officer.

Read: Senate Discusses Free Speech, Campus Safety at Student Protests

Senate Discusses Free Speech, Campus Safety at Student Protests

The judiciary hearing focused on campus security considerations during events that spark student protests.

Read: Wash. Lawmakers Consider Increasing Evergreen State College Security Funding Amid Protests

Wash. Lawmakers Consider Increasing Evergreen State College Security Funding Amid Protests

One incident prompted administrators to shut down the campus for 2 days after a threatening call was made to police.

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