Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

Senate Sponsor: Michael K. McKell


8     General Description:
9          This bill removes language that exists in federal law.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     removes language that exists in federal law; and
13          ▸     makes technical changes.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          53B-28-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, Chapter 332
21     REPEALS:
22          53B-28-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2023, Chapter 16

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 53B-28-401 is amended to read:
26          53B-28-401. Campus safety plans and training -- Institution duties -- Governing
27     board duties.

28          (1) As used in this section:
29          (a) "Covered offense" means:
30          (i) sexual assault;
31          (ii) domestic violence;
32          (iii) dating violence; or
33          (iv) stalking.
34          (b) "Institution" means an institution of higher education described in Section
35     53B-1-102.
36          (c) "Student organization" means a club, group, sports team, fraternity or sorority, or
37     other organization:
38          (i) of which the majority of members is composed of students enrolled in an institution;
39     and
40          (ii) (A) that is officially recognized by the institution; or
41          (B) seeks to be officially recognized by the institution.
42          (2) An institution shall develop a campus safety plan that addresses:
43          (a) where an individual can locate the institution's policies and publications related to a
44     covered offense;
45          (b) institution and community resources for a victim of a covered offense;
46          (c) the rights of a victim of a covered offense, including the measures the institution
47     takes to ensure, unless otherwise provided by law, victim confidentiality throughout all steps in
48     the reporting and response to a covered offense;
49          (d) how the institution informs the campus community of a crime that presents a threat
50     to the campus community;
51          (e) availability, locations, and methods for requesting assistance of security personnel
52     on the institution's campus;
53          (f) guidance on how a student may contact law enforcement for incidents that occur off
54     campus;
55          (g) institution efforts related to increasing campus safety, including efforts related to
56     the institution's increased response in providing services to victims of a covered offense, that:
57          (i) the institution made in the preceding 18 months; and
58          (ii) the institution expects to make in the upcoming 24 months;

59          (h) coordination and communication between institution resources and organizations,
60     including campus law enforcement;
61          (i) institution coordination with local law enforcement or community resources,
62     including coordination related to a student's safety at an off-campus location; and
63          (j) how the institution requires a student organization to provide the campus safety
64     training as described in Subsection (5).
65          (3) An institution shall:
66          (a) prominently post the institution's campus safety plan on the institution's website and
67     each of the institution's campuses; and
68          (b) annually update the institution's campus safety plan.
69          (4) An institution shall develop a campus safety training curriculum that addresses:
70          (a) awareness and prevention of covered offenses, including information on institution
71     and community resources for a victim of a covered offense;
72          (b) bystander intervention; and
73          (c) sexual consent.
74          (5) An institution shall require a student organization, in order for the student
75     organization to receive or maintain official recognition by the institution, to annually provide
76     campus safety training, using the curriculum described in Subsection (4), to the student
77     organization's members.
78          [(6) The board shall:]
79          [(a) on or before July 1, 2019, establish minimum requirements for an institution's
80     campus safety plan described in Subsection (2);]
81          [(b) identify resources an institution may use to develop a campus safety training
82     curriculum as described in Subsection (4); and]
83          [(c) report annually to the Education Interim Committee and the Law Enforcement and
84     Criminal Justice Interim Committee, at or before the committees' November meetings, on:]
85          [(i) the implementation of the requirements described in this section; and]
86          [(ii) crime statistics aggregated by housing facility as described in Subsection
87     53B-28-403(2).]
88          (6) An institution shall report annually to the Education Interim Committee and the
89     Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee, at or before the committee's

90     November meetings, on crime statistics aggregated by housing facility as described in
91     Subsection 53B-28-403(2).
92          Section 2. Repealer.
93          This bill repeals:
94          Section 53B-28-402, Campus safety study -- Report to Legislature.
95          Section 3. Effective date.
96          This bill takes effect on May 1, 2024.