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Ceremonial bill signing highlights sexual assault reporting requirements for colleges

Laura Cordes, executive director of ConnSACS (Photo by Christine Stuart)
Laura Cordes, executive director of ConnSACS (Photo by Christine Stuart)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined lawmakers and advocates Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of legislation that strengthens reporting requirements for sexual assault on college campuses.

Malloy officially signed the bill last week. But the issue, according to officials, was important enough to highlight at a press conference at Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services in East Hartford.

While Tuesday’s event was partly congratulatory, Sen. Stephen Cassano, co-chairman of the legislature’s Higher Education Committee, said he’s not going to rest on his laurels.

Cassano said he’s participating in the training and plans to become a sexual assault crisis intervener who can go to college campuses and talk first-hand to fraternities and athletic groups about the new law and sexual assault in general.

“We don’t just want to pass the bill, we want to make the bill work and that’s a critical part of the bill,” Cassano said.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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