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Legislators Will Hold Hearing On UConn Sexual Assault Bill

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State lawmakers are holding a public hearing on a bill that attempts to improve sexual assault policies on Connecticut college campuses and how the schools report such incidences involving students and employees.

The proposed legislation comes in the wake of a federal lawsuit alleging that UConn reacted to reports of sexual assaults on its main campus in Storrs with deliberate indifference or worse.

UConn denies the allegation.

The General Assembly’s higher education committee on Tuesday is scheduled to hear testimony on the proposal, which includes more reporting requirements for schools.

It also requires more information be provided to victims about their rights.

Schools would also have to create trained sexual assault response teams.

The lawsuit was filed by four women in November. A fifth plaintiff was added in December.

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