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California Colleges To Post Sex Assault Policies

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Public and private colleges and universities in California must post their sexual harassment policies online and provide copies to all students and faculty under a new law.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed AB2654, which seeks greater awareness of campus sexual harassment policies already mandated by state and federal laws.

Each college must also specify a complaint process and timeline.

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Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla of Concord wrote the law in response multiple cases of sexual assault by faculty and high-profile investigations at the University of California Berkeley.

It also follows former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner's June sentencing to six months in jail for raping a woman on campus.

When Turner arrived at Stanford, new students were required to complete online training about sexual consent and assault intervention.

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