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Virginia Democrats Voted to Permit Colleges to Chorus from Reporting Sexual Battery in 2020

Democrats within the Virginia Normal Meeting voted for — and Governor Ralph Northam signed — a legislation permitting colleges to chorus from reporting situations of sexual battery, stalking, violation of a protecting order, and violent threats occurring on faculty property in 2020.

§ 22.1-279.3:1 of Virginia code had required that these, amongst plenty of different main crimes, be reported to legislation enforcement in the event that they occurred on campus. Democrats insisted that misdemeanors be extirpated from reporting necessities in Home Invoice 257, changing the phrase “legal” with “felony” within the code.

In a surprising alternate between legislators within the

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