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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 636

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 2813

 

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Referred to Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

REP. HADDAD, 54th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 10a-55m of the general statutes be amended to require institutions of higher education to include in their sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence policies affirmative consent, which means affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity, as a key element in determining whether sexual activity was consensual.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish affirmative consent as the threshold in sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases.