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California Colleges To Post Sex Assault Policies

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.


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.