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Postsecondary Education; Student Safety   

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(a) As a condition for participation in the Cal Grant Program established pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 96430) of Part 42, the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each private and independent postsecondary institution shall, on or before July 1, 2015, adopt and implement written policies and procedures to ensure that any report of a Part 1 violent crime, sexual assault, or hate crime, committed on or off campus, received by a campus security authority, as defined pursuant to Section 668.46 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section existed on May 15, 2014, and made by the victim for purposes of notifying the institution or law enforcement, is immediately, or as soon as practicably possible, forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (f) of Section 6254 of the Government Code, the report shall be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency without identifying the victim, unless the victim consents to being identified after the victim has been informed of his or her right to have his or her personally identifying information withheld.

(c) For purposes of this section, the appropriate law enforcement agency shall be a campus law enforcement agency if one has been established on the campus where the report was made. If no campus law enforcement agency has been established, the report shall be immediately, or as soon as practicably possible, forwarded to a local law enforcement agency.

(d) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Hate crime" means any offense as described in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code.

(2) "Local law enforcement agency" means a city or county law enforcement agency with operational responsibilities for police services in the community in which a campus is located.

(3) "On or off campus" means the campus and any noncampus building or property as defined in Section 668.46 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section existed on May 15, 2014.

(4) "Part 1 violent crime" means willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery, or aggravated assault, as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(5) "Sexual assault" includes, but is not limited to, rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, or the threat of any of these.

(e) The requirements of this section shall not constitute a waiver of, or exception to, any law providing for the confidentiality of information.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 798, Sec. 2.)