Georgia bill on campus sexual-assault hearing stalled

Posted at 1:34 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 20:42:55-05

(WTXL) - A Georgia lawmaker does not expect to proceed with a controversial bill that imposes new regulations on the way Georgia colleges handle sexual violence cases.

The chairman of the higher education committee says there's not much point in moving forward with the bill while the federal government reviews the issue.

The bill passed the House last year but has stalled since.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos in September issued guidelines that allowed schools to use a higher standard of proof when reviewing sexual misconduct complaints.

Victims' advocates have said the bill would discourage victims from reporting sexual assaults.

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