View Bill 19-20-06

Senate Bill 19-20-06

Bill ID: 19-20-06
Name: Review of the Interim Sexual Misconduct Staff Procedures
Proposed: 08/01/2019
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: Senate Bill 396 - Higher Education - Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings provides state funding to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to establish and administer a fund that provides support for reasonable costs and attorney’s fees for students for Title IX proceedings. As a result of the new law, the University System of Maryland (USM) revised its Policy on Sexual Misconduct (VI-1.60) and asked all USM institutions to align their policies accordingly. President Loh approved interim changes to the University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures on June 24, 2019, pending University Senate review.
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Status: Completed
Completed On: 12/12/2019


Presidential Approval: 12/12/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 11/27/2019
Decision Date: 12/04/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/13/2019
Decision Date: 11/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the agenda of the December 4, 2019 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 08/28/2019
Decision Date: 11/13/2019
Decision Due By: 11/12/2019
Decision: The Staff Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The committee begin work on the charge at its meeting on September 17, 2019. At its meeting on October 23, members reviewed changes to state law and USM policy, considered the EDI Committee's proposed edits to the Sexual Misconduct Policy, and reviewed guidance from the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct. Members developed revisions to the Sexual Misconduct staff procedures, as well as an administrative recommendation, which it approved at its meeting on November 13, 2019.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/21/2019
Decision Date: 08/28/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Staff Affairs Committee with review of the interim procedures.
Next Step: Staff Affairs Committee Review
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