(a) (1) On or before January 1, 2004, and every three years thereafter, the State Auditor shall report the results of an audit of a sample of not less than six institutions of postsecondary education in California that receive federal student aid. The audit shall do both of the following:
(A) Evaluate the accuracy of the institutions' statistics and the procedures used by the institutions to identify, gather, and track data for publishing, disseminating, and reporting accurate crime statistics in compliance with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC Sec. 1092(f)(1) and (5)).
(B) Evaluate the institutions' compliance with state law governing crime reporting and the development and implementation of policies and procedures pursuant to this chapter.
(2) The results of the annual audits described in paragraph (1) shall be submitted to the respective chairs of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education and the Senate Committee on Education.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that institutions of higher education that are subject to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC Sec. 1092(f)(1) and (5)) should establish and publicize a policy that allows victims or witnesses to report crimes to the campus police department or to a specified campus security authority, on a voluntary, confidential, or anonymous basis.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 222, Sec. 1.)