CONN. PASSES EXTENSIVE COLLEGE ASSAULT BILL

Hartford - Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to address and prevent sexual assault on college campuses, mirroring some of the newly released recommendations from a White House task force.

Jillian Gilchrest, director of public policy and communication for the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, said Connecticut was first in the nation in 2012 to require college and university campuses to institute sexual assault policies. Now, she said, the state will be the first to require campuses to institute tried and true policies and procedures, or "best practices," in the field of sexual violence, sexual assault services and prevention.

- Associated Press

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