HB 699

84(R) - 2015
House Higher Education
House Higher Education
Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Poncho Nevarez


Carol Alvarado
Geanie Morrison
Scott Sanford
Jason Villalba

Bill Caption

Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy on campus sexual assault.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 699 would require state higher education institutions to adopt a campus sexual assault policy and make the information available to students, faculty members, and staff members. The information would be posted on the website and entering freshmen would be required to attend an orientation. The policy would be reviewed each biennium and revised as necessary.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Public Policy Action does not take policy positions on social issues, therefore we are neutral on this legislation. And since this legislation only relates to public institutions, it is not a clear violation of our liberty principles.