Senate Passes Bill to Protect Victims of Campus Sexual Assault

"Oregon legislators have approved a bill that would boost the privacy of victims of campus sexual assualt.

The state senate approved House Bill 3476 on Tuesday, following the house's similar action. The bill would establish a privilege for certain communications between people seeking services for domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. It passed the senate with 29 votes in favor and one excused absence. It also saw no objections in the House of Representatives, where it passed with 58 votes in favor.

HB 3476 would also prevent the use of victim information without the consent of the person seeking services."



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