• Pa. legislators take steps to protect college sex assault victims

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    PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania’s recently signed state budget includes new steps to address sex assault on college campuses.

    The final budget package includes an amnesty provision for people who report sex assault and requires schools to provide anonymous, online reporting tools.

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    The measures were pushed by several state legislators including Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill).

    "Having the tools these universities will now have and be required to incorporate, will create safer campuses and environments," he said.

    The University of Pittsburgh says it implemented online reporting tools in 2016 and also gave amnesty for drug or alcohol violations if a good faith sexual assault report is filed.


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