Georgia’s House Bill 51 would require any official or employee of a postsecondary institution who receives information about an incident on campus to report the alleged incident to the appropriate local law enforcement agency, including campus police, or to the local district attorney.

From House Bill 51:

Every official or employee of a postsecondary institution in this state who receives information which would lead such individual to believe that a crime which is a felony under the laws of this state has been committed by or against a student of such postsecondary institution or was committed in or on property owned, leased, or operated by such postsecondary institution shall promptly report such crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction in which the postsecondary institution is located or to the district attorney of the judicial circuit in which such postsecondary institution is located and provide all evidence within such official’s or employee’s knowledge and possession to such law enforcement agency or district attorney. Such law enforcement agency or district attorney shall then determine whether to investigate and prosecute such alleged criminal offense.

Read the bill online.

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Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute

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